Latin Via Fables: I'm presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, with my commentary on each. Today's fable is Fable 33: Senex et Mors, the story of an old man who thought he wanted to die... but he was wrong! Here is Barlow's illustration - isn't it fantastic? I am really not sure how the ancient Romans would have imagined death, but illustrating this fable in the 17th century, Barlow was able to draw on the European iconographic tradition to create this great picture!
The Aesopus Ning is now open for business - so for more fables and to share your questions and comments with others, come visit the Ning!