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Author: Phaedrus - 41 AD

Original version in Latin

Source: Fabulae Aesopiae (nr. 3.12)

Country of origin: Italy

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Pullus ad Margaritam

Phaedrus

In sterculino pullus gallinacius
dum quaerit escam margaritam repperit.
"Iaces indigno quanta res" inquit "loco!
Hoc si quis pretii cupidus uidisset tui,
olim redisses ad splendorem pristinum.
Ego quod te inueni, potior cui multo est cibus,
nec tibi prodesse nec mihi quicquam potest."
Hoc illis narro qui me non intellegunt.