Saturday, September 10, 2011

Image: Latrunculorum Ludus


M1000 - M1001 - M0001

1001. Latrunculorum Ludus. Cum luditur latrunculorum proeliis, rex et regina, pedites et equites, quisque loco suo et ordine munia varia obeunt. At ubi bello ludicro finis impositus est, omnes una capsa promiscue conduntur. Vices humanas vita variat, mors aequat.



M1001 (not in Perry). Source: Desbillons 13.32 (adapted into prose). This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Desbillons cites Aubert as his source. The same motif also appears in Odo of Cheriton 36, De Scacis.

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