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10 The allegory of the lion and the mouse as characters of the fables Thot tells to Tefnut, has the reciprocity of acting for one another to its center. ) with hunting and setting traps. After he had learned from other animals, that the humans are the trickiest beings, the lion, living in the desert before without knowing a human being, decided to look for man in order to repay for the sufferings he had caused. One day a mouse got caught in his paw. The mouse pleaded him for not devouring her, because if he would do so, he wouldn’t be satisfied anyway since the mouse is too little to still his hunger.
S. H. Khaminihi, 9 vols. edu, consulted 11/2/2009. This is Mulla Sadra’s summa with the glosses of his 19th commentator Sabzavari. , liberalitas was accepted by the members of the governing class in Rome. See C. E. Manning, “Liberalitas—The Decline and Rehabilitation of a Virtue,” Greece and Rome 32/1 (April 1985), 73–83. Carlos F. Norcua points out that in classical world, although magnanimity and generosity are the most common royal virtues in intellectual treatises and on official inscriptions, for Latin authors, benevolence “was best understood through its concrete manifestions” (“The Ethics of Autocracy in the Roman World,” A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought, ed.
After the doves had been liberated by the mouse they flew away. Everything that happened had been observed by a raven, who now wanted to become a friend of the mouse too. But the mouse was sceptical, supposing the raven acted out of self-interest. an¯ıya/– aql¯ıya: C R O S S I N G T H E S PAT I O T E M P O R A L D I M E N S I O N 45 geistige) and material ones (Gaben der Hand). ”19 The mouse continued: “The one, who uses friendship just for immediate pay/reward, always eying for worldly profit, is like the hunter, who spreads berries not in the birds’ favor, but—by doing so—promising advantage for himself.