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Signa Fortium.

The mark of the brave

Quae te causa movet volucris Saturnia[1] magni
Ut tumulo insideas ardua Aristomenis[2]?
Hoc moneo quantum inter aves ego robore praesto
Tantum semideos inter Aristomenes.
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.

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Das VII.

Wappen der kŘhnen Helden.

Warumb sitzt auff dem hohn Grabstein
De▀ gro▀n Aristomen allein
Der du bist doch ein Vogel schon
De▀ Gotts Jovis, Saturni Son
Gleich wie die andern V÷gel all
Ich ubertriff an stercke zmal
Also Aristomenes weit
Die andern Helden uberschreit
Auff der zagn Grebern sitzen solln
Die zagen Tauben unverholn
Wir Adler aber diese Mann
So tapffer kŘn seind zeigen an.


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

2. áAristomenes 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├»┬┐┬Ż 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├»┬┐┬Ż heroica', 'Virt├»┬┐┬Ż dell'animo e del corpo' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [54A8(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
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  • Fear, Dread; 'Paura', 'Timidit├»┬┐┬Ż o Timore', 'Timore' (Ripa) [56DD1] Search | Browse Iconclass

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