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Signa Fortium.

The mark of the brave.

dialogismus.

A Dialogue.

Quae te causa movet volucris Saturnia[1], magni
Ut tumulo insideas ardua Aristomenis[2]?
Hoc moneo. Quantum inter aves ego robore praesto,
Tantùm Semideos inter Aristomenes.
Insidiant [=Insideant] timidae timidorum busta columbae,
Nos aquilae intrepidis signa benigna damus.

Saturnian bird, what cause brings you to stand with uplifted wings on the tomb of mighty Aristomenes? - I tell you this - as I stand out among the birds in power, so does Aristomenes among the sons of gods. Fearful doves may perch on the graves of the fearful. We eagles give signs of favour to the fearless.

Notes:

1.  volucris Saturnia, ‘Saturnian bird’, i.e. the eagle, attendant on Jupiter, son of Saturn.

2.  Aristomenes was a Messenian hero of the seventh century BC, of semi-divine origin, who performed incredible exploits while leading his country for many years in resistance to the Spartans. On one occasion an eagle aided his miraculous escape from captivity.


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  • doves, pigeons [34B231] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Strength, Power; 'Fortezza', 'Fortezza d'Animo e di corpo', 'Fortezza del corpo congiunta con la generosit� dell'animo', 'Fortezza & valore del corpo congiunto con la prudenza & virtu del animo', 'Forza'(Ripa) [54A7] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Courage, Bravery, Valiance, Manliness; 'Ardire magnanimo et generoso', 'Gagliardezza', 'Valore', 'Virt� heroica', 'Virt� dell'animo e del corpo' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [54A8(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Cowardice [54AA8] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Fear, Dread; 'Paura', 'Timidit� o Timore', 'Timore' (Ripa) [56DD1] Search | Browse Iconclass

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Le devoir des bons Juges.

LXXXVIII.

De marbre une colonne en un tumbeau dressee,
Que tu vois d’une aiguiere & d’un seau entouree,
D’un juge entier & droit le sepulcre revele,
Qui les mains pures eut, & l’ame nette & belle.

Commentaires.

Le seau & l’esguiere sont le vray symbole d’un
juge entier & droiturier: car, estans mises sur son se-
pulcre, elles tesmoignent son equité & innocence en
l’administration de la justice. Quand ces vertus sont
en un juge, elles le rendent fort recommandable: mais
si elles n’y sont, il ne le faut plus tenir pour juge, mais
pour un impie & cruel bourreau. Un Juge se doit per-
petuellement souvenir, qu’il a Dieu pour juge, de
l’oeil duquel il ne se peut cacher. Le lavement des
mains estoit autresfois un ouvert tesmoignage d’in-
nocence. On dit que ceux ont les mains pures, qui
ont passé leur vie en toute integrité & droiture.


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