Sunday, November 7, 2010

Image: Taurus et Vitulus

M0290 - M0291 - M0292
291. Taurus et Vitulus. Cum taurus, in aditu angusto cornibus luctans, vix intrare posset ad praesepia, vitulus monstrabat quo pacto se flecteret. “Tace,” taurus inquit; “hoc novi ante quam tu natus es.”

M0291 = Perry531. Source: Phaedrus 5.9 (adapted into prose). This is Perry 531. For another story about young and old, compare the fable of the swallow and her daughter, #483.