Saturday, August 21, 2010

Illustrated: Canis in Praesepi et Bos

M0356 - M0357 - M0358
357. Canis in Praesepi et Bos. In praesepi faeni pleno decumbebat canis. Venit bos ut comedat faenum, cum canis, confestim sese erigens, tota voce elatravit. Cui bos, “Dii te, cum ista tua invidia, perdant,” inquit, “nec enim faeno ipse vesceris, nec me vesci sines.”

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M0357 = Perry702. Source: Barlow’s Aesop 29. This is Perry 702. For another fable about envy, see the story of the greedy man and the envious man, #985. See also the fable of the dog keeping the goat out of the garden, #321.