BESTIARIA LATINA BLOG - Latin Via Fables - Zoo - Legenda


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The story of The Panther is adapted from Physiologus Latinus, versio BIs, Isidore: Etymologiae and the text of the Aberdeen Bestiary.

Here in the Legenda you can find read a poem about the Panther by Theobaldus.

For more information about panthers, visit the Panthera in the Zoo. You can also visit the Panther page at the website for a discussion in English, bibliography and other useful references.

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Est animal
quod dicitur panthera,
varium quidem colorem
et est speciosissimum nimis
et mansuetum.
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Dicitur panthera
quod omnium animalium
sit amicus,
excepto dracone,
PAN enim
Graece "omne" dicitur.
Phisiologus dicit de eo,
quod inimicum habet
solum draconem.
Cum ergo comederit
et satiaverit se
diversis cibis
recondit se
in spelunca sua,
ponit se,
et dormit.
Post triduum
exsurgit a somno
et emittit magnum rugitum,
et ab ore eius
odor suavissimus exit,
velut omnium aromatum.
Cum autem audierint
eius vocem
omnes bestiae
quae prope sunt
et quae longe
congregant se omnes
propter suavitatem odoris
et sequuntur
quocumque ierit.
Solus autem draco
audiens eius vocem,
timore perterritus,
fugit in cavernis terrae.
Ibi non ferens odorem
in semetipsum contractus
et tanquam mortuus
immobilis atque inanis

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