Sunday, January 1, 2012

Image: Servus et Dominus Eius Incensus


M0958 - M0959 - M0960

959. Servus et Dominus Eius Incensus. Homo quidam, ira contra servum incensus, “Non,” inquit, “in pistrinum ego te detrudam, sed Olympiam ducam.” Putabat enim ille, ut par est, multo durius esse supplicium si Olympia spectans a radiis solaribus conqueretur quam si in molam ad molendum dederetur.



M0959 (not in Perry). Source: Aelian, Historia 14.18. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry did not use Aelian as a source. The word Olympia refers to the certamina Olympia, the Olympic games. For another fable about the Olympics, see #251.

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