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Gesta Romanorum 23 de basilisco et speculo

Alexander regnavit, qui dominium totius mundi obtinuit. Accidit semel, quod grandem exercitum collegit et quandam civitatem obsedit; qui in eodem loco plures milites et alios sine aliquo vulnere amisit. Cum vero de hoc admiraretur, philosophos vocavit et ait eis: Magistri, quomodo potest hoc esse, quod subito sine vulnere milites mei moriuntur? At illi: Mirum non est. st quidam basilicus super murum, cuius aspectu milites in!iciuntur et moriuntur. Ait Alexander: t quale remedium est contra basiliscum? Cui dixerunt: "ptimum ponatur speculum elevatum intra exercitum et murum, ubi est basiliscus; et cum basiliscus in speculo respexerit, re!lexus eius intuitus ad se ipsum redibit, et sic morietur. t sic !actum est.
adm-ror .#/ 0 to 1onder at Alexander, dr- 0 m 0 Alexander aliqu2 0 adv 0 some1here aspectus, 3s 0 m 0 vision, sight basilicus, - 0 m 0 basilis4 dominium, - 0 n 0 rule, dominion 5lev2 .#/ 0 to raise grandis, e 0 adj 0 old, great -n!ici2, ere, !5c-, !ectum 0 to corrupt, in!ect intuitus, 3s 0 m 0 ga6e, loo4 8itle. Basilisc 0 8he basilis4 1as a monster 1hose ga6e, li4e Medusa9s, turned people into stone. #. Alexander 0 Alexander the :reat Accidit semel, quod 0 ;t happened one time that<; this is a super medieval 1a7 o! sa7ing that. $. cvittem 0 cit7; another Medieval =atin thing qu 0 still Alexander here in edem loc 0 in the same place; the cvits alread7 mentioned %. Cum vero 0 >ut 1hen< d hc 0 o! this; probabl7 o4 to ignore the preposition. m-rus, a, um 0 adj 0 1onder!ul obside2, 5re, s5d-, sessum 0 to la7 siege obtine2, ere, u-, tum 0 to have, get philosophus, - 0 m 0 philosopher quod 0 conj 0 that re!lect2, ere, !lex-, !lexum 0 to turn bac4, re!lect r5gn2 .#/ 0 to rule remedium, - 0 n 0 cure, medicine speculum, - 0 n 0 mirror admrrtur 0 he sa1; imper!ect sub?unctive a!ter cum. &. quod 0 that 5. At ill 0 add in aiunt. *. Optimum pnntur 0 8he best thing 1ould be to place<; the literal option is a141ard =et the best mirror be placed<. ;t9s ?ust not as idiomatic in nglish. u i 0 on the 1all +. ius 0 its, the basilis49s; proper use here, but< ad s 0 to the basilis4; this shouldn9t be re!lexive, but it is because Medieval =atin.

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