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De los Astrologos.

Ottava rhima.

Icaro que subir hasta el sublime
Cielo queriendo, dentro el mar cayste:[1]
Mira que aquella cera aqui te imprime
De quien antes de aora muerto fuiste,
Para que por tu exemplo mas se estime
La sciencia por la qual tu te perdiste.
Mas nadie juzgue hasta que lo entienda,
Porque cayrŕ soltando mas la rienda.

Notes:

1.  Cf. Anthologia graeca 16.107, a poem on a bronze statue of Icarus, translated by Alciato at Selecta epigrammata (Cornarius, ed.) p.333. Icarus and his father Daedalus (see [A49a008]) escaped from King Minos of Crete on wings of feathers and wax. Icarus was over-bold and flew too near the sun; when his wings melted, he crashed into the Icarian Sea and was drowned. See Ovid, Metamorphoses 8.183ff. Icarus, like Phaethon (see [A49a064]) was a type of those who do not keep to their proper station.


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In eum qui truculentia suorum perierit.

On one who perished through the savagery of his own people

EMBLEMA CLXVI.

Delphinem invitum me in littora compulit aestus,
Exemplum infido quanta pericla mari.
Nam si nec propriis Neptunus parcit alumnis,
Quis tutos homines navibus esse putet?[1]

I am a dolphin whom the tide drove ashore against my will, an example showing what great dangers there are in the treacherous sea. For if Neptune does not spare even his own nurslings, who can think that men are safe in ships?

Notes:

1.  This is based on Anthologia graeca 7.216 (two lines omitted).


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