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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.


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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