Sunday, November 7, 2010

Image: Equus et Pistor


M0275 - M0276 - M0277
276. Equus et Pistor. Equus, senectute depressus, molam pro bello elegit. Ubi cum molere belligerandi loco cogeretur, praesentem lugens fortunam, prioris non immemor, “Mei quidem,” inquit, “O pistor, ante in bello erat usus, ornatusque circumcirca, opera mea hominibus locata; eos sequebar. At nunc nescio quid passus, pistrinum capesso pro pugna.” Cui pistor “Cessa,” inquit, “memorare pristina.” Fortuna utramque in partem hominum res mutare novit.


(image source: Millstone, from Saint-Romain-En-Gal - although this shows a donkey rather than a horse, you can get the idea!)

M0276 = Perry549. Source: Aphthonius 13 (translated into Latin). This is Perry 549. For the story of a runaway slave at the flour mill, see #958.



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