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Quercus.

The Oak

XXXII.

Grata Iovi est quercus, qui nos servatque fovetque
Servanti civem querna corona datur.[1]
ALIUD.
Glande aluit veteres,[2] sola nunc proficit umbra,
Sic quoque sic arbos officiosa Iovis.

The oak is pleasing to Jove who preserves and cherishes us. A crown of oak is given to one who preserves a fellow-citizen.
Other.
The oak fed men of old with its acorns. Now it benefits us only with its shade. In this way too the tree of Jove does us service.

Notes:

1.  ‘a crown of oak’, awarded for saving the life of a fellow-soldier; see Pliny, Natural History, 16.3.7.

2.  For the ancient belief that early man fed on acorns see e.g. Lucretius, De Rerum natura, 5.939; Vergil, Georgics, 1.7; Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.106.


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    EMBLEMA CCV [=201] .

    Quercus.

    The Oak

    Grata Iovi est Quercus, qui nos servatque fovetque,
    Servanti civem querna corona datur.[1]

    The oak is pleasing to Jove who preserves and cherishes us. A crown of oak is given to one who preserves a fellow-citizen.

    Das CCV [=201] .

    Eychbaum.

    Die Eych ist dem Gott Jovi gut
    Der uns erhalten, ehrnern thut
    Sehr angenem, damit man krönt
    Die erhalten die Bürger thündt.

    EMBLEMA CCVI [=201 second part] .

    Aliud.

    Other

    Glande aluit veteres,[2] sola nunc proficit umbra,
    Sic quoque sic arbos officiosa Iovis.

    The oak fed men of old with its acorns. Now it benefits us only with its shade. In this way too the tree of Jove does us service.

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    Das CCVI [=201 second part] .

    Ein anderß.

    Die Eichel war der alten speiß
    Jetzt braucht mans nur zum schatten leiß
    Also ist dieser Baum dienstbar
    Dem grossen Gott Jovi fürwar.

    Notes:

    1.  ‘a crown of oak’, awarded for saving the life of a fellow-soldier; see Pliny, Natural History, 16.3.7.

    2.  For the ancient belief that early man fed on acorns see e.g. Lucretius, De Rerum natura, 5.939; Vergil, Georgics, 1.7; Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.106.


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