Wednesday, November 11, 2020


Smoke and Fire

Plautus, Curculio 53-54 (tr. Wolfgang de Melo):
Always keep this in mind: flame is the next thing to smoke.
Nothing can be burned by smoke, but anything can be burned by flame.

semper tu scito, flamma fumo est proxuma;
fumo comburi nil potest, flamma potest.

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