Friday, September 30, 2011

Image: Apes, Mel, et Vir


M0677 - M0678 - M0679
678. Apes, Mel, et Vir. Quidam, conspecto alveo intra quem apes acquiescerent, accessit et aperit illud, avidus mellis; tum in ipsum apes, facto impetu, involant et, quaecumque partes in corpore patebant, eas configunt aculeis suis. Hic vero, pessime acceptus, vix fuga se eripuit et periculum evasit. Quem conspicatus alius, quod esset ore tumido et ulcerato, causam mali sciscitatur. Hic vero, quid sibi accidisset, narrat. Tum ille, “At tu,” inquit, “posthac apes prius repellito et abigito, ita denique mel tuto carpere et frui illo secure poteris.”



M0678 (not in Perry). Source: Camerarius 413. This fable is not included in Perry’s catalog, although there is a classic Aesop’s fable about the dangers of collecting honey, #677.

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