Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Phaedrus Fable

A dog, swimming through a river, carried a piece of meat in his mouth. He saw his own shadow in the watery mirror; and, thinking that it was another booty carried by another dog, attempted to snatch it away; but his greediness was disappointed. He dropped the food which he was holding in his mouth, and was after all unable to reach that at which he grasped.

1 comment:

  1. As far as I know there are no images of Phaedrus available. This image is considered to be of Sokrates. Their wisdoms indeed are compatible. And therefore they can conflate into one image. Wisdom is always compatible with wisdom