The Cranes of Ibycus: Symbol of Poetic Justice.




The concept of poetic justice is in some way connected to the story of what happened to the Greek Poet Ibycus, (6th century).
As he walked the road leaving Corinth he was robbed and
murdered by a group of bandits. This act was seen by
several cranes who later revenged Ibycus by attacking
and picking the bandits to death by their long bills. Hence the birds became known as the Cranes of Ibycus
and stood as a symbol of
poetic justice.





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