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Author: Phaedrus - 41 AD

Retold version in Latin
  by Phaedrus - 41

Source: Fabulae Aesopiae (nr. 1.20)

Country of origin: Italy

Based on The Dogs and the Hides (Aesop)

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Canes Famelici

Phaedrus

Stultum consilium non modo effectu caret,
sed ad perniciem quoque mortalis deuocat.
Corium depressum in fluuio uiderunt canes.
Id ut comesse extractum possent facilius,
aquam coepere ebibere: sed rupti prius
periere quam quod petierant contingerent.