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Impudentia.

Effrontery

Emblema lxviii.

Pube tenus mulier, succincta latrantibus infra
Monstrorum catulis, Scylla biformis erat.[1]
Monstra putantur avarities, audacia, raptus:
At Scylla est, nullus cui sit in ore pudor.

As far as the hips a woman, with barking monster-pups below, Scylla was two-shaped. The monsters are interpreted as avarice, audacity, plunder. But anyone whose face knows no shame is a Scylla.

Heraclides Ponticus, qui allegorias scripsit in
Homerum, ait per Scyllam significari omnis ge-
neris impudentiam, quae non ab re cingatur canum
rictibus, audacia, rapina, avaritia.

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Impudence.

SCylla jusqu’au nombril est femme double face,
Et ceinte par le bas de trois chiens monstrueux,
Veult noter impudence au visage & aux yeux.
Monstres sont Avarice, & Rapine, & Audace.

HEraclides Ponticus, qui a escrit des al-
legories sur Homere, dit que Scylla si-
gnifie toute sorte d’impudence, qui non sans
raison est environnee de chiens abboyans,
qui sont audace, rapine, avarice.

Notes:

1. For Scylla’s half-transformation into barking dogs, see Ovid, Metamorphoses, 14.51ff.


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