by Erasmus

Nireus, according to Homer, was the most handsome 'of the Greeks after Achilles, but a weakling (Iliad , 2, 671)

The comparison between Nireus and Thersites occurs in Ovid and the allusion to Minerva corresponds to a reference in the Adages.

Note to My Achievements And Attributes which is Part 2 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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