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Prudentes.

The Wise.

VIII.

Iane bifrons, qui transacta futuraque calles,
Quique retro sannas sicut & antè vides, [1]
Tot te cur oculis, tot fingunt vultibus? an quòd
Circunspectum hominem forma fuisse docet?

Two-headed Janus, you know about what has already happened and what is yet to come, you see the jeering faces behind just as you see them in front. Why do they represent you with so many eyes, why with so many faces? Is it because this form tells us that you were a man of circumspection?

Notes:

1.  quique retro sannas, sicut et ante, vides, ‘you see the jeering faces behind just as you see them in front’, a line based on Persius, Satirae, 1.58-62.


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    EMBLEMA XXXIII.

    Prudentes.

    The Wise.

    Problema.

    A problem.

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    Iane bifrons, qui iam transacta futuraque calles,
    Quique retrò sannas, sicut & ante vides.[1]
    Tot te cur oculis, tot fingunt vultibus? an quod
    Circumspectum hominem forma fuisse docet.

    Two-headed Janus, you know about what has already happened and what is yet to come, you see the jeering faces behind just as you see them in front. Why do they represent you with so many eyes, why with so many faces? Is it because this form tells us that you were a man of circumspection?

    Das XXXIII.

    Von den Weisen ein heimliche Frag.

    Jane der du hast zwey Angsicht
    Der du das vergangen und künfftig sichst
    Und der du zugleich hinderwerts
    Als fornen sichst den spot und schertz
    Warumb macht man und bildet dir
    Sovil augn und sovil visir
    Entweder das du bist so klug
    Und fürsichtig gwesen mit fug.

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    1.  quique retro sannas, sicut et ante, vides, ‘you see the jeering faces behind just as you see them in front’, a line based on Persius, Satirae, 1.58-62.


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