3 limbs of levity

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi translated by Raymond Rosenthal has a marvellous tricolon.

Prometheus had been foolish to bestow fire on men instead of selling it to them: he would have made money, placated Jove, and avoided all that trouble with the vulture.

A wry comment found in the story under the rubric “Cerium”, an element, as Levi points out, deriving its name from an astroid named for the Greek goddess Ceres and discovered in the same year as the element.

And so for day 182

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