Sunday, October 10, 2010

Illustrated: Servus Aethiops et Dominus Eius


M0955 - M0956 - M0957

956. Servus Aethiops et Dominus Eius. Aethiopem emit aliquis, persuasus colorem ex negligentia eius qui prius habuerat contractum esse. Cum vero domum duxisset, omnia quidem ei adhibuit purgamenta omnimodisque lotionibus conatus est ad pristinum, ut putabat, nitorem reducere. Sed cum colorem transmutare non posset, morbum novo labore attulit.


Aethiops

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M0956 = Perry393.Source: Aphthonius 6 (translated into Latin). This is Perry 393. Compare the Bible saying, in Jeremiah 13.23: “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?”

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