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182. ACCIPITRUM PAX. (Perry 0)

INter sese acri quondam vi bella gerebant
Accipitres, vehemens movit utrosque furor.
Quos a dissidio tali revocare Columbas
Conatas studio simpliciore ferunt.
Non dubitant motam belli componere causam,
Martis ut infesti triste quiescat opus.
At cum facta novam firmassent foedera pacem,
Et genus hoc volucres iam sine lite forent:
Pacis in auctores initae saevire Columbas,
Et reliquas audent hae violenter aves.
Ipsa bonis prodest discordia saepe malorum,
Impediunt illos hi quia pace frui.

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Phryx Aesopus Habitu Poetico, by Hieronymus Osius, 1574 (artist not identified). Available online at the University of Mannheim. This book clearly recycles a set of images from another book of Aesop's fables. In some cases, the illustration does not match the fable shown, and in some cases I have not been able to identify what fable a given illustration is supposed to illustrate.