Sunday, January 2, 2011

Image: Corvi et Caseus

M0437 - M0438 - English - M0439

438. Corvi et Caseus. Corvus, qui caseum forte reppererat, gaudium alta voce significavit. Quo sono allecti, plures corvi famelici advolaverunt, impetuque in illum facto, opimam ei dapem eripuerunt.

(Image Source: no cheese, but you get the idea!)

M0438 (not in Perry). Source: Jacobs & Doering 47. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog. Compare the proverbial saying, Si corvus posset tacitus pasci, haberet plus dapis (Erasmus, Adagia 4.1.94). For another fable about quarreling crows, see #577.