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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 jähen 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?


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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