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In studiosum captum amore.

A scholar in the toils of love

Immersus studiis, dicundo & iure peritus,
Et maximus libellio,
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [K7r f66r] Helianiran[1] amat, quantum 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?

Das C.

Von einem Studenten so in lieb verhafft.

Ein Student im Rechten gelehrt
Wolberedt und ein Schreiber wehrt
Der liebt Helianiran mehr
Dann die Semelen Juppiter
Venus warumb hastu Pallas
Widr uberwundn, das vorg nit gnug was?


1.  In some other versions ‘Heliodora’; 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 Emblem 176 ([A67a176]) notes.

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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