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Ira.

Rage.

LXIX [=70] .

Alceam veteres caudam dixere leonis.
Qua stimulante iras concipit ille graves.
Lutea cm surgit bilis, crudescit & atro
Felle dolor, furias excitat indomitas.[1]

The ancients called the lion’s tail alcaea, for under its stimulus he takes on dreadful fury. When the yellow bile rises and his temper grows savage with the black gall, the tail incites his indomitable rage.

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1. The Greek word ἀλκαία was supposedly derived from ἀλκή ‘strength’ (see emblem 286, n.3 [A56a286]). The Etymologicum Magnum, an ancient Greek lexicon, defines ἀλκαία as ‘properly the tail of the lion, because it urges him on to strength (ἀλκή)’. Pliny, Natural History, 8.16.49, describes how the lion’s tail lashes with increasing fury and spurs him on. See also Aelian, De natura animalium, 5.39.


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    EMBLEMA CXLII.

    Ira.

    Rage.

    Alcaeam veteres caudam dixere Leonis,
    Qua stimulante iras concipit ille graves.
    Lutea cum surgit bilis, crudescit & atro
    Felle dolor, furias excitat indomitas.[1]

    The ancients called the lion’s tail alcaea, for under its stimulus he takes on dreadful fury. When the yellow bile rises and his temper grows savage with the black gall, the tail incites his indomitable rage.

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    Das CXLII.

    Zorn.

    Die alten haben sLwen Schwantz
    Alceam reitz sterck gnennet gantz
    Mit welchem so er sich selbs schlecht
    Zu grossem zorn er wirt bewegt
    Wann die grn gel Gall auffsteign thut
    Erneuwerts den schmertzen mit unmuth
    Erwegt gantz unberd und ungstumb
    Die wtend unsinnigkeit thumb.

    Notes:

    1. The Greek word ἀλκαία was supposedly derived from ἀλκή ‘strength’ (see emblem 4, n.3, [A67a004]). The Etymologicum Magnum, an ancient Greek lexicon, defines ἀλκαία as ‘properly the tail of the lion, because it urges him on to strength (ἀλκή)’. Pliny, Natural History, 8.16.49, describes how the lion’s tail lashes with increasing fury and spurs him on. See also Aelian, De natura animalium, 5.39.


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