Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Image: Prometheus et Homines


M0794 - M0795 - M0796

795. Prometheus et Homines. Prometheus, Iovis imperio parens, homines et bruta finxit. Iuppiter vero, cum bruta multo plura illis esse videret, ei praecepit ut, bruta nonnulla destruens, inde alios homines efformaret. Hinc dum ille mandatum exsequitur, accidit ut nonnulli forma quidem essent humana, mente vero et animo prorsus ferino.


M0795 =  Perry240. Source: De Furia 320. This is Perry 240. For another story of human and animal shape-shifting, see the story of the cat and Venus, #397, or the ant who once was a man, #650.

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