Monday, November 1, 2010

Illustrated: Simius Glorians et Vulpecula

M0112 - M0113 - M0114
113. Simius Glorians et Vulpecula. Simius olim vulpeculae iactabat suam singularem industriam gestus et habitus exprimendi animalium quorumlibet. Vulpecula refert, “Hoc tibi dabo lubens: nullum animal esse, quod ad speciem imitari non queas. At illud mihi vicissim dabis: nullum inveniri, quod te imitari velit.”

Vulpes et Simius Superbus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all J. M. Conde's color Aesop illustrations. Although this is an illustration for a different fable, I think it fits this one pretty well, too!

M0113 (not in Perry). Source: Desbillons 15.34 (adapted into prose). This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; it appears original to Desbillons, as he cites no source. For a fable where the monkey gets into trouble by imitating others, see #123. Read a Fabula Facilis version of this fable.