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Sur Milo Crotoniates.

Contre gens rempliz de leurs sens.

Milo voulant au fort de sa puissance
Un chesne vieux en deux pars diviser,[1]
A son meschef donne ą tous cognoissance
Qu’en sa vertu chacun peut s’abuser.

Notes:

1.  Milo of Croton, the most famous and strongest of Greek Olympic athletes. According to legend, he became trapped while trying to use his strength to dismember a tree, and, unable to rescue himself, he was eaten by wolves. See Boissard, 1593, ‘Eventus stultorum magister’ (Accident is the master of fools; [[FBOb023]).



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    • Complacency, Self-conceit [57AA646] Search | Browse Iconclass
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