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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [M8r p191]

Ex bello pax.

Peace succeeding to war

En galea, intrepidus quam miles gesserat: & quae
Saepius hostili sparsa cruore fuit.
Parta pace apibus tenuis concessit in usum
Alveoli: atque favos grataque mella gerit.
Arma procul iaceant: fas sit tunc sumere bellum:
Quando aliter pacis non potes arte frui.[1]

See here a helmet which a fearless soldier previously wore and which was often spattered with enemy blood. After peace was won, it retired to be used as a narrow hive for bees; it holds honey-combs and nice honey. - Let weapons lie far off; let it be right to embark on war only when you cannot in any other way enjoy the art of peace.

Notes:

1.  Cf. Anthologia graeca, 6.236, where bees nest in what were once the beaks (projections at the prow) of war-galleys.


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Que tras la guerra viene la paz.

Ottava rhima.

Aqueste yelmo que traxo el soldado
En sangre de enemigos tan teñido
Con la paz, el sosiego y alcançado
En colmena de avejas convertido
Nos da panar de miel muy apreciado.
Cesen las armas çese su ruido,
No mueva guerra aquel que justo fuere
Sino quando sin guerra paz no oviere.[1]

Notes:

1.  Cf. Anthologia graeca, 6.236, where bees nest in what were once the beaks (projections at the prow) of war-galleys.


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