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Concordia insuperabilis.

Concord is insuperable

Tergeminos inter fuerat concordia fratres,
Tanta simul pietas mutua, & unus amor.
Invicti humanis ut viribus ampla tenerent
Regna, uno dicti nomine Geryonis.[1]

There was concord between triplet brothers, such mutual care, one love between them all; and so, unconquerable by human force, they held wide realms and were called by the one name of Geryones.

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Einigkeit ist unuberwindtlich.

Die Brüder so drey Zwilling
Lebten mit einander eining
Ir [=In] solcher lieb, gunst und freundtschafft
Sie gegn einander warn verhafft
Das sie regierten also zgleich
Ohn widerstandt ir eigen Reich
Wurden auch nur mit eim namen gnennt
Geryon, dabey man sie kennt.


1.  This is a rationalisation of Geryones, the unconquerable giant with three heads or three bodies, who dwelt on the island Erytheia of the mythic Hesperides, eventually vanquished and killed by Hercules during his abduction of Geryones’ famous cattle. See Emblem 17 ([A67a017]).

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