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Vis amoris.

Love’s might

LXXIII.

Aligerum fulmen fregit Deus aliger, igne
Dum demonstrat uti est fortior ignis Amor.[1]

The winged god has broken the winged thunderbolt, showing that there is a fire more powerful than fire - and that is Love.

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COMMENTARIA.

Cupido Deus alatus fregit ac dissipavit vo
lans fulmen demonstrans amoris ignem quo-
vis alio igne longè superiorem esse, secundum
illud Virgilianum, Omnia vincit amor, quod
& Propertius lib. 2. sentit inquiens:

Errat qui finem vesani quaerit amoris.
Verus amor nullum novit habere modum.

Notes:

1.  This is a translation of Anthologia graeca 16.250.


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  • Strength, Power; 'Fortezza', 'Fortezza d'Animo e di corpo', 'Fortezza del corpo congiunta con la generosit� dell'animo', 'Fortezza & valore del corpo congiunto con la prudenza & virt� del animo', 'Forza' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of conce [54A7(+4):56F2(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • 'Forza d'amore, Forza d'amore si nell'acqua come in terra' (Ripa) [56F2515] Search | Browse Iconclass
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Vis Amoris.

Love’s might

LXXIII.

Aligerum fulmen fregit Deus aliger, igne
Dum demonstrat uti est fortior ignis Amor.[1]

The winged god has broken the winged thunderbolt, showing that there is a fire more powerful than fire - and that is Love.

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Force d’Amour.

LXXIII.

Le feu d’Amour vainct la tempeste,
Il n’est feu qui tant d’ardeur face.
Car quand quelqu’ng l’a en la teste,
Il ard au cueur, et en la face.
Jupiter, qui la fouldre brasse,
N’en fait point de telle vigueur:
Voire, si luy mesmes l’embrasse,
Il s’en brusle, & souffre langueur.

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1.  This is a translation of Anthologia graeca 16.250.


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