Fulgentius Mythologiae II, 6 (p. 80, on Prometheus): Although Nicagoras. . . represents his yielding his liver to a vulture, as an allegorical picture of envy. Hence too Petronius Arbiter says: “ The vulture who explores our inmost liver, and drags out our heart and inmost nerves, is not the bird of whom our dainty poets talk, but those diseases of the soul, envy and wantonness.

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