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Que por la fama ha de ser la muger
conoçida, no por el gesto.

Dialogo. Lettor. Venus.

OTTAVA ACEPHALA.

L. Que forma es esa Venus delicada?
Que da à entender la tartuga subjeta
Que so tus blados pies està apremiada?
V. Tal me hizo Phidias[1] por que la perfetta
Muger, entienda de aquesta figura,
Como callando en casa està segura.

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1.  Phidias’ statue of Aphrodite with one foot on a tortoise, set up at Elis, is mentioned by Pausanias, Periegesis 6.25.1. The tortoise is a symbol of ideal female domesticity, as it keeps silent and never leaves its house; see Plutarch Coniugalia praecepta 32 (Mor. 142).


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