Fratrem; the Minotaur. Pasiphae, being enamored of a bull, had her desire gratified by the contrivance of Daedalus, who shut her up in a wooden machine resembling a cow. The bull being deceived by this artifice. Pasiphae conceived the Minotaur; a monster, whose upper parts were those of a man, while it resembled a bull in the lower parts. [See the note at the beginning of this epistle.] Servius thus explains the fable: Minos had for his secretary one named Taurus, who being greatly in favor with Pasiphae, she brought forth twins, one of which resembled Minos, the other Taurus.Mactâsses. Si is understood. Si me interfecisses.
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