Eusebius Riddle 8: De vento et igne


Date: Mon 27 Dec 2021
Original text:

Dissimiles sumus, et mos non similis tenet ambos.
Unus contingi patitur, nec forte videri,
Sed prope aspicitur pulcher nec tangitur alter.
Subvolat unus per caelos; stat alter in imis.


We are dissimilar, and unlike characters rule us both.
One allows itself to be touched, but not, as it happens, to be seen,
But the other, beautiful, is seen up close, but is not touched.
The one flies up through the heavens; the other stands in the depths.

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On the wind and fire

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