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Prudentes vino abstinent.

The wise abstain from wine

L.

Quid me vexatis rami: sum Palladis arbor[1],
Auferte hinc botros, virgo fugit Bromium[2].

Branching vine, why do you trouble me? I am the tree of Pallas. Take your grapes away - this maiden shrinks from Bromius.

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COMMENTARIA.

Olea seu Oliva arbor frequentissima in Hi
spania
, quae Palladi est sacrata. Plinius li. 12. cap. 1.
ideo quia ipsa oleae inventrix fuit, teste Ovidio
lib. 6. Metamorphoseon & Plinio lib. 16. cap. ult. Pallas autem
Dea sapientiae, virgo casta ac prudentissima est,
de qua plura suprà in 42. Embl.[3] Ideoque arbor
vitem, eam circundemntem [=circundantem] increpat, utque missam
faciat admonet, quandoquidem virgo illa fugiat
& abhorreat Bromium, id est, Bacchum, qui
Deus est vini, & pro ipso vino ponitur, de
quo Diodorus. Quòd autem antiquitus Romanis
mulieribus, vinum bibere, perinde ac si in adul-
terio deprehensae, capitale fuerit, scribit Aulus
Gellius
lib. 10. cap. 23.

Notes:

1.  ‘the tree of Pallas’, i.e. the olive tree; ([A56a275]). Vines were often trained up trees for support; cf. ([A56a012]).

2.  Bromius was a name for Bacchus, god of wine.

3.  See [A56a042]


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