Stories from Aulus Gellius

Stories from Aulus Gellius

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: ...verses like a bear. 4. That animal by licking gives features to its shapeless offspring. 5. All the verses of Vergil were afterwards polished and corrected. 6. The offspring of that animal is at first rough and shapeless. 7. It produces a shapeless offspring, but afterwards licks and forms it. 8. The rough verses were polished and corrected by Vergil, as (its) offspring is licked and formed by that animal. 76 II. 1. Philemon was an author by no means equal to Menander. 2. Do you not blush, whenever you defeat me in such contests? 3. Philemon did not blush when he met Menander. 4. Philemon often defeated Menander in those contests. 5. Menander will meet Philemon by chance. 6. Menander, a writer of comedies, defeated Philemon by bribery. 7. Menander and Philemon were by no means equal. 8. How do you defeat me in these contests? III. 1. A wonderful thing is told by Plutarch about the palm. 2. Great weights were placed by the philosophers on the stem of that palm tree. 3. The tree will not yield, but will rise against the great weight. 4. They have made the palm the emblem of victory. 5. Why is this tree an emblem of victory in battle? 6. The stem of the tree was not bent by the weights placed upon it. 7. Philosophers tell many wonderful tales about this tree. 8. This tree was made by the Greeks the emblem of victory. 77 IV. 1. It is said that Xanthippe was the wife of Socrates the philosopher. 2. Socrates had a very bad-tempered wife, Xanthippe by name. 3. He did not drive his quarrelsome wife from home. 4. I can bear the impertinence of the others more easily. 5. The wife of Socrates was very quarrelsome both day and night. 6. The friends of Socrates wondered at his bad-tempered wife. 7. Why has your quarrelsome and bad-tempered wife not been driven from home? 8. Alcibiades, the friend of Socrates, wondered at Xanthippe, the quarrelsome wife of that philosopher. V. 1. Voluntary labours used to strengthen the body of Socrates. 2. He used to stand day more

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