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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [H3v p118]

In studiosum captum
Amore.

A scholar in the toils of love

Immersus studiis, dicundo & iure peritus,
Et maximus libellio,
Helianiran[1] amat, quantłm nec Thracius unquam
Princeps sororis pellicem.[2]
Pallada cur alio superasti iudice Cypri?
Num sat sub Ida est vincere?[3]

This man immersed in learning, this expert in expounding the law, this great bookman, loves Helianira more passionately than the Thracian king ever desired the woman whom he took in her sister’s place. - Cyprian goddess, why have you defeated Pallas again with another man as judge? Isn’t it enough to have conquered on the slopes of Ida?

Notes:

1.  Textual variant, Heliodora in 1536. ; cf. a poem written to her by Philodemus in Anthologia graeca 5.155.

2.  ‘the Thracian king’, a reference to the story of Tereus who lusted after his wife’s sister. See [A50a070].

3.  sub Ida, ‘on the slopes of Ida’, a reference to the ‘judgement of Paris’, when Paris, a shepherd on Mount Ida in Asia Minor, was chosen to arbitrate in a contest of beauty and awarded the ‘apple of beauty’ or ‘discord’ to Venus (the Cyprian goddess), who thus defeated the other two contenders, Hera (the queen of the gods) and Pallas Athene (goddess of learning).


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La fuerēa d’el Amor.

TERCETO.

Viendo el ligero Amor a’l muy ligero
Rayo, para mostrar como ą su fuego
No ay fuego ygual, quebrole de ligero.[1]

Notes:

1.  This is based on Anthologia graeca 16.250.


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