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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 172

A just revenge

While the Cyclops rests at the entrance to his deep-winding cave, among his tender flocks, he sings to himself thus: "Feed yourselves upon the grass! - I will feed upon the Achaean comrades, and last of all my stomach will digest Nobody." The Ithacan heard this, and blinded the Cyclops. See how punishment is visited upon the schemer.