Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Illustrated: Serpens Calcata et Apollo


M0613 - M0614 - M0615
614. Serpens Calcata et Apollo. Serpens, cum humi reperet, multorum pedibus calcata erat. Accessit supplex fanum Apollinis; quam simulatque conspexit Deus, “Si primum statim,” inquit, “qui te calcaret, perdidisses, non ausus fuisset alter.”

Serpens Calcatus et Iuppiter

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M0614 = Perry198. Source: Syntipas 18 (translated into Latin). This is Perry 198. Compare the snake’s advice to the eel, #624.

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