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EMBLEMA CLXXVI [=175] .

In subitum terrorem.

Sudden terror

Effuso cernens fugientes agmine turmas,
Quis mea nunc inflat cornua? Faunus[1] ait.

Seeing the squadrons fleeing, their line in disarray, ‘Who now’, said Faunus, ‘is sounding my trumpets?’

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Das CLXXVI [=175] .

Wider den jhen schrecken.

Als Faunus der Wald Gott ersach
Ein hauffen Volcks fliehen, er sprach
Wer blast also mein Horn auff?
Das also fleucht ein grosser hauff?

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1. Faunus is here equated with Pan, the half-goat rustic god (see Emblem 57 [A67a057]), accredited with the invention of the horn or military trumpet, and responsible for unexplained ‘panic’ terrors seizing man and beast, especially on the battle-field and in wild lonely places. See Erasmus, Adagia 2603, Panicus casus.


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Mesdisance.

Sur le tombeau d’Archiloc,[1] Guespes sont,
Qui signe vray de malle houche [=bouche] font.

Archiloc, Pote Graec Iambic, en ses escriptz arm
de mesdisance, represenre [=represente] tous hommes mesdisans
de parolle, ou d’escript, au reste bien faire inurti-
les [=inutiles] , telles que sont les Guespes, qui en grand bruyt
murmurantes, picquent tresaigrement, & ne font
miel, ne cire.

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1. Archilochus was an eighth-century BC poet, author of much (now fragmentary) verse, including satire. This last was considered in antiquity to be excessively abusive and violent. See Horace, Ars Poetica, 79; also Erasmus, Adagia, 60 (Irritare crabrones).


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