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Author: Phaedrus - 41 AD

Retold version in Latin
  by Phaedrus - 41

Source: Fabulae Aesopiae (nr. 4.03)

Country of origin: Italy

Story type: Fox and the Sour Grapes (ATU 59)

Based on The Fox and the Grapes (Aesop)

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Esopet (Middle Dutch) - viewaligned

De Vulpe et Uva

Phaedrus

Famé coacta vulpis alta in vinea
Uvam appetebat, summis saliens viribus.
Quam tangere ut non potuit, diseedens ait :
Nondum matura est, nolo acerbam sumere.
Qur, facere quae non possunt, verbis elevant,
Adscribere hoc debebunt exemplum sibi.