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Phryx Aesopus (Osius, 1574)

288. DE PROMETHEO. (Perry 0)

HUmanas species effinxerat arte Prometheus,
An concors sint hae turba futura probat.
Ante, caput reliquo quam trunco corporis addit,
Quem sedes animae debet habere locum:
A se facta recens capita indidit omnia sacco,
Et montem cupiens scire futura petit.
Laxato faciens hinc sacco effusa revolvi,
Sic num conveniant illa probare cupit.
Tunc alio fert hoc, alio suus impetus illud,
Collidique feris ictibus illa facit.
Hinc notat ingeniis discordia quanta sit horum,
Cum capitum numero quae fore multa videt.
Sunt homines numero quot habent tot pectora mores,
Et sibi praecipue quisque placere solet.

*** The drawing does not fit the fable. ***
This looks like an illustration for Perry 494.


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.