Saturday, September 17, 2011

Image: Avarus, Ignis Repertor


M0985 - M0986 - M0987

986. Avarus, Ignis Repertor. Qui primus ignem reperit, vivido splendore eius captus, in sinus suos illum recondidisse fertur ne cum ceteris hominibus tanti boni vim communicare cogeretur. At ignis, sic reconditus, amatoris sui viscera sensim peredit. Fabella notat avari pectori vitium; simul indicat ipsi quam noxiae sint opes.



M0986 (not in Perry). Source: Desbillons 12.21 (adapted into prose). This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Desbillons cites Alberti as his source. For a fable about Prometheus bringing the gift of fire to mankind, see #796.

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