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Contre les Villains.

Oyseau d’Aegypte est Ibis, lequel vuyde
Son cul du bec, comme ung clystere.[1] Ovide
Et Battiade hont en reproche mis
Ce nom.[2] Ainsi nommans leurs ennemis.

Ibis est ung oyseau d’Aegypte, qui purge son
ventre du bec, en y mettant eau par le derriere,
& ha monstré l’invention du Clystere. Par le
nom duquel oyseau sont nomméz les villains,
qui font de leur bouche cul, en prononceant
deshonnestes parolles.

Notes:

1.  For this information about the ibis, see Aelian, De natura animalium, 2.35; Cicero, De natura deorum, 2.126; Pliny, Natural History, 8.41.97.

2.  Battiades, ‘the inhabitant of Battus’ town’, i.e. the poet Callimachus, a native of Cyrene, a town founded by Battus. Ovid refers to Callimachus’ invective (not now extant) in his own poem Ibis, 53ff.


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    EMBLEMA CLXIX [=168] .

    In sordidos.

    Disgusting people

    Quae rostro (clystere velut) sibi proluit alvum
    Ibis, Niliacis cognita littoribus,[1]
    Transiit opprobrii in nomen: quo Publius hostem
    Naso suum appellat, Battiadesque suum.[2]

    The ibis, a bird familiar on the banks of the Nile, washes out its bowels using its beak like a syringe. ‘Ibis’ has become a term of insult. Publius Naso [Ovid] called his enemy Ibis; and the inhabitant of Battus’ town did the same.

    Das CLXIX [=168] .

    Wider die Garstigen.

    Der Vogel Ibis so bekannt
    Ist am Nil in Egyptenlandt
    Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [Q2r f109r] Der sich mit seim Schnabel clystiert
    Und auß seim Leib den unflat führt
    Deß Nam ist worden zu einr schmach
    Dann also nennt sein Feind darnach
    Der Poet Publius Naso
    Auch Batiades sein also.

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    1.  For this information about the ibis, see Aelian, De natura animalium, 2.35; Cicero, De natura deorum, 2.126; Pliny, Natural History, 8.41.97.

    2.  Battiades, ‘the inhabitant of Battus’ town’, i.e. the poet Callimachus, a native of Cyrene, a town founded by Battus. Ovid refers to Callimachus’ invective (not now extant) in his own poem Ibis, 53ff.


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