Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Image: Socrates et Pondus Auri

M0883 - M0884 - M0885

884. Socrates et Pondus Auri. Socrates philosophus, veniens ad Athenas, secum ferens pondus auri, proiecit in mare, dicens, “Submergam te, ne submergar a te.”

M0884 (not in Perry). Source: Odo, Parable 18. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry was not systematic in his coverage of medieval sources. Compare the fable of the poor man whose life is ruined by wealth, #997.