Friday, October 1, 2010

Illustrated: Sutores et Mercurius


M0860 - M0861 - M0862

861. Sutores et Mercurius. Iuppiter Mercurio imperavit ut artificibus omnibus mendacii potionem conficeret. Ipse, singulis quae ad id opus erant pistillo contusis atque mensura pro ratione miscendi confecta, universis aequalem potum praebuit. Cum vero, sutore solo relicto, multum adhuc ex potione superesset, Mercurius, mortario arrepto, totum illi bibendum dedit. Atque contigit inde ut artifices omnes mendaces sint, maxime vero omnium sutores.

Mercurius et Sutores

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M0861 = Perry103. Source: De Furia 255. This is Perry 103. Jupiter (Greek Zeus) is the supreme god of Mount Olympus, and Mercury (Greek Hermes) is his messenger, often serving as his agent in earthly affairs. For other fables featuring Jupiter and Mercury, see #780 or #785.

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