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Que Dios tiene particular cuydado
de la Musica.

Ottava rhima.

Eunomo y Ariston taņendo a prueva,
Mientras Eunomo taņe mas attento,
Por desgracia jamas oyda y nueva
Rompiō una cuerda, y alli acabÃ˛ el concento.
Mas la voz que faltō con voz renueva
Una cigarra, que con su instrumento
De metal hecha ā Phebo consagrada,
De tal vittoria fue seņal nombrada.[1]

Notes:

1.  This is based on Anthologia graeca 6.54. See Strabo, Geography 6.1.9 for the story of Eunomus and the statue he set up at his home town of Locri commemorating this incident in the song contest at the Pythian Games (celebrated near Delphi, in honour of Apollo, Artemis and their mother Leto); also Erasmus, Adagia 414, Acanthia Cicada.


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