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EMBLEMA CLXXVIII [=177] .

Maledicentia.

Evil speaking

Archilochi[1] tumulo insculptas de marmore vespas
Esse ferunt,[2] linguae certa sigilla malae.

They say that on the tomb of Archilochus wasps were carved in marble, sure figures of an evil tongue.

Das CLXXVIII [=177] .

Ubelreden.

Es solln auffs Archilochs Grabstein
Wie man sagt Wespen ghauwen seyn
Sie seind ein gwi zeichn und urkundt
Eins bsen Mauls und herben Mundt.

Notes:

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).

2. ferunt, ‘they say’: words suggested by Anthologia Graeca, 7.71, an epigram concerning the tomb of Archilochus.


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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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