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Lupus in Fabula?

Postby rustymason » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:53 pm

Salvete Omnes,

I have heard that "lupus in fabula" (the wolf in the story) is used to mean "speak of the devil (and he will appear)."
Estne vero? Do you know the source?

Valete,
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Re: Lupus in Fabula?

Postby thesaurus » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:45 pm

Here is a quick rundown on the proverb:

http://audiolatinproverbs.blogspot.com/ ... abula.html

Cicero, Terence, and Plautus use it, so It seems like it's older than the hills (to use another proverb).
Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute
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