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PAIX.

Beste portant tours de bois, dent d’ivoire,
Accoustumée en guerre avoir victoire,
Est maintenant au collier L’elephant.
Et de Cesar traict le char triumphant,
Concorde es gens cognoist mesme la beste,
Et de la paix (armes laissant) faict feste.[1]

Cesar en son triumphe monta au Capitol avec qua-
rante Elephans portans chascun six hommes, avec
flambeaux ardens, & odorans, en signe de Paix acqui-
se par guerre. Car l’Elephant, est (ou ha esté)
Beste guerroyable, par sa force, & adresse: & beste triumpha
le, & pacificque pour sa docile humanité.

Notes:

1.  This is translated from Anthologia graeca 9.285, which refers to an occasion under the Emperor Tiberius when the statue of the Deified Augustus was for the first time borne in procession in a chariot drawn by elephants.


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PAX.

Peace

Turrigeris humeris, dentis quoque barrus eburni,
Qui superare ferox Martia bella solet,
Supposuit nunc colla iugo: stimulisque subactus,
Caesareos currus ad pia templa vehit.
Vel fera cognoscit concordes undique gentes.
Proiectisque armis munia pacis obit.[1]

The elephant, with its tower-bearing shoulders and ivory tusk, a beast accustomed to dominate the conflicts of Mars with savage ravings, has now submitted its neck to the yoke: subdued by goads, it draws Caesar’s chariot to the holy temples. Even the beast recognises nations reconciled on every side, and rejecting the weapons of war, it performs the duties of peace.

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1.  This is translated from Anthologia graeca 9.285, which refers to an occasion under the Emperor Tiberius when the statue of the Deified Augustus was for the first time borne in procession in a chariot drawn by elephants.


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