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Phryx Aesopus (Osius, 1574)

284. DE TERRA ET Caelo. (Perry 0)

TErra quod a Caelo mox auferrentur in auras,
Umores stolido questa dolore fuit.
Namque recepissem ni, non hos reddere possem,
Huic Caelum placide more loquentis ait.
Gratia maior inest mentis, quae mutua fiant,
Convenit alternas illa referre vices.

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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.