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Phyllis and Aristotle, Hans Baldung Grien

Phyllis and Aristotle, Hans Baldung Grien, A symbol of the power of wPittacus (Pittakos), Louvre, Ma 3572omen, even the philosopher Aristotle is powerless.

Alexander in love with Phyllis neglected the state affairs.
After Aristotle's intervention Alexander returned to his work.
Phyllis in revenge was able to attract Aristotle and she asked him to show his love
by allowing her to ride upon his back

Aristotles, cum doceret Alexandrum ut se contineret ab accessu frequenti uxoris suae, quae erat pulcra valde, ne animum suum a communi providentia impediret, et Alexander ei acquiesceret, hoc advertens regina et dolens, coepit Aristotelem trahere ad amorem suum, quia multociens sola transibat cum pedibus nudis et dissoluto crine, ut eum alliceret

Tandem allectus coepit eam sollicitare carnaliter, quae ait, "Hoc omnino non faciam, nisi videro signa amoris, ne me tentes: ergo veni ad meam cameram, reptando manibus et pedibus, sicut equus me portando, tunc scio quod non illudes mihi."

Cui conditioni cum consensisset, illa intimavit hoc Alexandro; qui expectans apprehendit eum reginam portantem. Quem cum vellet occidere, ait Aristotles sic se excusando,
"Si sic accidit seni sapientissimo, ut a muliere deciperar, potes videre quod bene docueram te, quid accidere potest tibi juveni."

Quod audiens rex, ei perpercit, et in doctrina eius profecit.

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