The cranes of Ibycus.

I was working with the Lexicon Universale and ran across the story of Ibycus, a Greek lyric poet, as cribbed from a Latin version of Plutarch‘s Περὶ ἀδολεσχίας (De garrulitate): Ibycus cùm in latrones incidisset iam occidendus, grues fortè supervolantes obtestatus est. Aliquanto pòst tempore, cùm iidem latrones in foro sederent, rursumque grues supervolarent, per […]

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