Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Illustrated: Pulex et Homo

M0701 - M0702 - M0703

702. Pulex et Homo. Pulex hominem momordit at extemplo comprensus fuit. “Oro,” ait, “ut me mittere velis, bestiolam tam minutam, tam levis punctus ream.” At ille renuit et, hostem enecans, “Doceantur,” inquit, “ceteri tui similes quam periculosum sit illos pungere quorum digitulis facile opprimi possunt.”
Pulex et Homo

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M0702 = Perry272. Source: Desbillons 11.8 (adapted into prose). This is Perry 272; Desbillons also cites Le Noble as a source. See the story of the man who killed a hawk to set an example for the other birds, #418.