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Vis Amoris.

Love’s might

Emblema cvii.

Aligerum fulmen fregit Deus aliger, igne
Dum demonstrat uti est fortior ignis Amor.[1]

The winged god has broken the winged thunderbolt, showing that there is a fire more powerful than fire - and that is Love.

EX quarto[2] Graecorum epigrammaton, quo signi-
ficatur amore strenuo nihil vehementius aut in-
superabilius, adeņ ut rebus ipsis quae violentissimae
putantur non cedat. Itaque Graecis nominatur
πανδαμάτως.

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Force d’Amour.

CUpidon legier & prompt
La foudre casse & la rompt,
Comme la rendant en pouldre:
Un homme sage & accort
Sēet le feu d’amour plus fort
Que n’est celuy de la fouldre.

CEstuy est du quatriesme des epigram-
mes Grecs: par lequel est entendu qu’il
n’y a rien plus vehement ou invincible que
le courageux amour, de maniere qu’il ne ce-
de point aux choses mesmes que l’on estime
plus violentes & fortes ą ceste occasion les
Grecs l’ont nommé tout-vainqueur, ou sur-
monte-tout.

Notes:

1.  This is a translation of Anthologia graeca 16.250.

2.  Corrected from the Errata


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  • 'Forza d'amore, Forza d'amore si nell'acqua come in terra' (Ripa) [56F2515] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Strength, Power; 'Fortezza', 'Fortezza d'Animo e di corpo', 'Fortezza del corpo congiunta con la generositą dell'animo', 'Fortezza & valore del corpo congiunto con la prudenza & virtł del animo', 'Forza' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [54A7(+4):56F2(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass

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