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Cancer

Legenda:

Proverbia:

Fontes:

[12.6.51] Cancros vocari, quia conchae sunt crura habentes: inimica ostreis animalia. Eorum enim carnibus vivunt miro ingenio; nam quia valida testa eius aperiri non potest, explorat quando ostrea claustra testarum aperiat, tunc cancer latenter lapillum inicit atque inpedita conclusione ostreae carnes erodit. Tradunt quidam decem cancris cum ocimi manipulo alligatis omnes qui ibi sunt scorpiones ad eum locum coituros. Duo sunt autem genera cancrorum: fluviales et marini.

Imagines:

The Two Crabs (Steinhowel's Aesop)

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Cancer  (National Library of the Netherlands)

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Cancer  (National Library of the Netherlands)

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Crab (Syrian ms. of Kalila wa Dimna, circa 1200)

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