Saturday, August 21, 2010

Illustrated: Ranae et Puer

M0605 - M0606 - M0607
606. Ranae et Puer. Lascivus puer, ad stagnum conspicatus ranas exerentes capitula de aquis, per lusum saxis illas appetebat deque illis iugulabat multas. Tum una, “Iste quidem puer,” inquit, “ut videtis, ludit; nostrae autem sorores moriuntur.”

Pueri et Ranae

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Milo Winter images. In the image, the poor frogs are being tormented by more than one boy, judging by the number of legs!

M0606 (not in Perry). Source: Camerarius 417. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog. Camerarius’s Latin story became widely known thanks to being included in La Motte’s French fables.