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FACTA IUVENUM, CONSILIA SENUM

ACTIONS ARE FOR YOUTH; COUNSELS FOR OLD AGE

O foelix princeps! quem circunsistit utrinque
Vivida vis Iuvenum, consiliumque Senum.
O contrą, infoelix Princeps! cui armata iuventus
Plus placet: extruso cum sene consilio.
Exemplum est Roboam, regno privatus avito,
Qui senibus pulsis consuluit iuvenes.[1]

O happy Prince, who stands surrounded by the lively strength of youth, and the counsels of the aged! But most unfortunate Prince, who prefers his armčd bands of youths; and expels good counsel together with the aged. The example? Rehoboam, deprived of his paternal realm, who drove the old away and consulted the young.

Notes:

1.  Rehoboam, son of Solomon, King of Judah, lost the northern portion of the kingdom after listening to his younger counsellors who advised raising taxes.



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  • Counsel; 'Consiglio' (Ripa) [52E3] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • story of David [71H] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • story of Rehoboam, king of Judah (1 Kings 12:21-24, 14:21-31) [71L11] 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) [54A7] Search | Browse Iconclass

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