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Author: Phaedrus - 41 AD

Original version in Latin

Source: Fabulae Aesopiae (nr. 1.11)

Country of origin: Italy

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Asinus et Leo Venantes

Phaedrus

Virtutis expers, uerbis iactans gloriam,
ignotos fallit, notis est derisui.
Venari asello comite cum uellet leo,
contexit illum frutice et admonuit simul
ut insueta uoce terreret feras,
fugientes ipse exciperet. Hic auritulus
clamorem subito totis tollit uiribus,
nouoque turbat bestias miraculo:
quae, dum pauentes exitus notos petunt,
leonis adfliguntur horrendo impetu.
Qui postquam caede fessus est, asinum euocat,
iubetque uocem premere. Tunc ille insolens
'Qualis uidetur opera tibi uocis meae?'
'Insignis' inquit 'sic ut, nisi nossem tuum
animum genusque, simili fugissem metu'.