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Que con cuydado se acanša la scinešia [=scienšia] .

Ottava rhima.

Atado estÓ Prometheo[1] en alta roca
D’el Caucaso, y el higado comiendo
Un’aguila le estÓ, que entre la boca
Quanto mas come mas le estÓ crešiendo.
El su voluntad culpa vana y loca
Crešerle su penar contino viendo,
Qual creše el de los que saber presumen
Las sciencias, que los animos consumen.

Notes:

1. áThe Titan Prometheus appears in myth as the champion of men against the ill-will of Zeus. According to one account, he moulded man out of clay. Again, when Zeus withheld fire from mortals, Prometheus ascended to heaven and stole fire from the chariot of the sun for the benefit of men. As a perpetual punishment, Prometheus was put in chains and suspended from a rock in the Caucasus, where an eagle, the sacred bird of Zeus, in the day-time consumed his liver, which renewed itself every night. See Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.82ff; Hesiod, Theogony 561ff.


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