Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boothby: Neptune and Pallas

Two Gods with emulation strove
By presents for Cecropia's love.
Great Neptune's trident smote the earthy
And to the stately horse gave birth.
Her fostering hands Athene spread,
And the fat olive rears its head.
Preferred before the warlike steed.
The palm to Pallas was decreed.
Mortals most grateful incense owe
To Gods, who peaceful gifts bestow.

Source: Boothby - Aesop 2.64

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(not in Mille - not in Perry)

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