Saturday, October 23, 2010

Image: Lupus Monachus

M0099 - M0100 - M0101
100. Lupus Monachus. Lupus, in senium deductus, cum non amplius venari posset, sese religioni addixit, sumptoque monachi habitu, cibum ostiatim mendicabat. Reprehensus ab alio lupo, “Quid vis,” inquit, “faciam? Dentes deciderunt, currere non valeo, quare aliter vivere posse diffido.”

Here is an image for the story (image source) show the wolf as a would-be monk.
M0100 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 134. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the fable of the cat who became a monk, #390.


  1. First hundred read. To be honest, I've had enough of lions, wolves etc!

  2. I had a hard time deciding about how to arrange the fables; I almost went for a totally random approach, but ended up grouping by animals as you have discovered the hard way! :-)