Thursday, August 25, 2011

Image: Cicada et Auceps


M0654 - M0655 - M0656
655. Cicada et Auceps. Auceps, audita cicada, magnam aliquam praedam capturum se speravit, quam, cum forte praeteriret, aestimabat ex cantu. Sed cum arte adhibita cepisset, nihil quidem praeter cicadae cantum reportavit. Tunc itaque opinionem incusavit, quod mendax multis in rebus ferret iudicium.



M0655 = Perry397. Source: Aphthonius 4 (translated into Latin). This is Perry 397. For another story about being fooled by a sound, see the fable of the lion and the frog, #600.

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