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In studiosum captum Amore.

A scholar in the toils of love

LXXI.

Immersus studiis, dicundo & iure peritus,
Et maximus libellio,
Heliodoram[1] amat, quantum nec Thracius unquam
Princeps sororis pellicem.[2]
Pallada cur alio superasti iudice Cypri?
Num sat sub Ida est vincere?[3]

This man immersed in learning, this expert in expounding the law, this great bookman, loves Heliadora more passionately than the Thracian king ever desired the woman whom he took in her sister’s place. - Cyprian goddess, why have you defeated Pallas again with another man as judge? Isn’t it enough to have conquered on the slopes of Ida?

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Ein fleißiger student durch
lieb bethrot.

LXXI.

Ein jungling bayder rechten glert,
Auch anndrer kunst gar hoch erfarnn,
Hat ein schoene fraw gar verkert,
Und in lieb gmacht zu einem narnn:
Venus, das ist zu weyt gefarnn,
Bnueg dich das du ain mal den preiß
Durch Paris, vor vil hundert jarnn,
Gwangst von Pallas der gottin weyß.

Notes:

1.  Textual variant: ‘Helianiran’. ‘Heliodora’; cf. a poem written to her by Philodemus in Anthologia graeca 5.155.

2.  ‘the Thracian king’, a reference to the story of Tereus who lusted after his wife’s sister. See [A50a070] notes.

3.  sub Ida, ‘on the slopes of Ida’, a reference to the ‘judgement of Paris’, when Paris, a shepherd on Mount Ida in Asia Minor, was chosen to arbitrate in a contest of beauty and awarded the ‘apple of beauty’ or ‘discord’ to Venus (the Cyprian goddess), who thus defeated the other two contenders, Hera (the queen of the gods) and Pallas Athene (goddess of learning).


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