Aesop, You Dirty Dog!

“The young female slave asked, ‘So you’re the new slave?’ Aesop responded, ‘I am.’ The young woman then asked, ‘Well, where is your tail?’ Aesop looked at her and, knowing that she was making a joke about his dog face, said, ‘Ah, my tail is not, as you imagine, behind me – I have it here up front!’”

ἡ δὲ λέγει “σὺ εἶ ὁ νεώνητος;” Αἴσωπος λέγει “ἐγώ εἰμι.” ἡ παιδίσκη εἶπεν “ποῦ ἐστιν ἡ κέρκος σου.” Αἴσωπος ἰδὼν τὸ παιδάριον καὶ νοήσας ὅτι εἰς κυνοκέφαλον αὐτὸν ἔσκωψεν λέγει “οὐχ ὡς σὺ ὑπονοεῖς, ὅτι τὴν κέρκον ὄπισθεν ἔχω, ἀλλ’ ἔμπροσθεν.”

-From Vita Aesopi G

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