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Ung ne peut rien: Deux peuvent beaucoup.

Zenal tailla double image,[1] qui semble
Diomedes, & Ulysses ensemble.[2]
L’ung vault en force, & l’aultre en bon conseil.
L’ung ne peut rien, sans l’aultre son pareil.
Quand ilz sont joingtz: victoire est seure, en somme.
Car ou l’esprit, ou la main fault ą l’homme.

Force de corps ha besoing de conduycte d’esprit,
Et le bon esprit ha besoing de puissance, & adresse
de corps, pour executer grandes choses.


1.  Two unidentified busts signed by Zenas are in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. Two sculptors of the second, or third century AD, possibly father and son, are known by this name.

2.   Odysseus and Diomedes collaborated in a successful night raid raid into Troy, for which see Homer, Iliad 10.218ff. See further Erasmus, Adagia 2051, ‘Duobus pariter euntibus’. (This title translates Iliad 10.224, a line which appears in Greek in the woodcut)

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