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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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Unversehlicke erschreckung.


Der waldgot Pan sein horn erhelt
So laut, das er die Rysen jagt
Sein feind, den doch sunst gar nicht felt,
Und wurden anders nit geplagt:
Wie noch zu zeiten wierd verzagt,
Und erschrickt ein ganntz hoer von nicht
Als dan der Got Pan billich sagt,
Mein horn mit disen leuten ficht.


1. áFaunus is here equated with Pan, the half-goat rustic god ([A50a097]), 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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