Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Boothby: The Man and the Dogs

One whom a furious Dog had ript,
Threw him a sop in blood well dipt;
Which in some foolish book he found
A recipe to cure the wound.
When Esop thus, "Conceal, I pray,
From other Dogs the price you pay;
We all shall be devoured alive,
If such rewards for bites you give."
Successful crimes the bad excite,
And to worse wickedness invite.

Source: Boothby - Phaedrus 2.3.
Homo a Cane Morsus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Medici Aesop images. You can see the man being bitten on the left and then getting advice on the right.

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