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Phryx Aesopus (Osius, 1574)

105. BOVES ET LEO. (Perry 372)

MOllia carpebant tres pingui corpore Tauri
Gramina, quos constans consociarat amor.
Hac vim vitarunt omnem ratione ferarum
Non quia coniunctis debile robur erat.
Non audent ipsi quos infestare Leones,
Roboris his socii vis ea terror erat.
At mox discidio vexati praeda fuerunt,
Robore crudeli quae valuere, feris.
Rebus ut humanis affert concordia vires,
Frangere sic illas vis inimica solet.

This drawing from Fable 11 fits better here.

*** The drawing does not fit the fable; it fits Fable 11 better. ***

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.