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Che quel, ch’è; sopra di noi, non appartiene a noi.

That which is above us is no business of ours.


Legato con saldissima catena
Sopra Caucaso ogn’hor Prometheo giace;
Ove gli rode con eterna pena
Il cuor mai sempre un’Aquila rapace.
Cosi d’alti pensier la mente piena
Suol esser resa senza haver mai pace
Di chi di saper troppo arde in desio
Siocco; e di riguardar nel seno a Dio.


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  • (symbolic) representations ~ creation, cosmos, cosmogony, universe, and life (in the broadest sense) [10] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Curiosity, Inquisitiveness, Desire of Knowledge; 'Curiosità' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [52A12(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • fire (one of the four elements) [21C] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (with NAME) [61D(CAUCASUS)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Prometheus makes man out of clay, usually Minerva present [91E451] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Prometheus steals fire from the chariot of the sun [91E4521] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Punishment; 'Castigo', 'Pena', 'Punitione' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [57BB13(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Things Unknown, the Unknown (+ emblematical representation of concept) [51AA8(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass

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