Friday, February 16, 2018

M0026: Leo et Vulpes Territa

M0025 - M0026 + English - M0027

26. Leo et Vulpes Territa. Vulpes, cum numquam leonem vidisset, postquam olim forte in eum incidit, primo quidem intuitu ita perterrefacta est ut parum abfuerit quin periret. Rursus autem eodem obviam reperto, tunc etiam, sed non ut antea, timuit. Tertio demum ipsum conspicata, audax ita fuit ut, accedens, cum eo colloqueretur. Quae terribilia sunt, consuetudo blandiora reddit.

Vulpes et Leo (De Familiaritate)

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Griset images.

M0026 = Perry010. Source: De Furia 7. This is Perry 10. Compare the story of the people and the camel, #144.

26. The Lion and the Frightened Fox. The fox, who had never seen a lion, when she first encountered him by chance, at the first sight was so thoroughly terrified that she all but perished on the spot. The second time, however, that she ran into him, she was frightened again, but not so much as before. Finally, the third time that she saw him, she was so bold as to come up and hold a conversation with him. Things which are terrifying are rendered more agreeable by familiarity.