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Latin Via Fables: I'm presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, with my commentary on each. Today's fable is Fable 16: Cicada et Formica, the story of the hard-working ant and the infamously lazy cricket or grasshopper or cicada who has to go beg the ant for food in winter - a good fable now that fall is upon us! Here is Barlow's illustration (thank goodness the insects are disproportionately large, so that you can see them):
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