Friday, September 24, 2010

Illustrated: Pulex, Homo, et Hercules

M0702 - M0703 - M0704

703. Pulex, Homo, et Hercules. Cum insiluisset pulex in pedem cuiusdam, ille ad opprimendum hunc Herculem invocavit. Sed cum pulex se illinc mox saltu subduxisset, cum gemitu ille “Hercules,” inquit, “quid ego abs te opis in magnis periculis exspectem, qui contra pulicem adesse mihi noluisti?”


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M0703 = Perry231. Source: Camerarius 61. This is Perry 231. For another story about invoking the god Hercules, see the story of the wagon in the mud, #804.