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Author: Phaedrus - 41 AD

Retold version in Latin
  by Phaedrus - 41

Source: Fabulae Aesopiae (nr. 1.04)

Country of origin: Italy

Story type: Dog Drops his Meat for the Reflection (ATU 34A)

Based on The Dog and his Reflection (Aesop)

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Canis per fluvium carnem ferens

Phaedrus

Amittit merito proprium qui alienum adpetit.
Canis, per fluvium carnem cum ferret, natans
lympharum in speculo vidit simulacrum suum,
aliamque praedam ab altero ferri putans
eripere voluit; verum decepta aviditas
et quem tenebat ore dimisit cibum,
nec quem petebat adeo potuit tangere.