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IN RECEPTATORES
siccariorum.

Those who harbour cut-throats

Latronum furumque manus tibi saeva[1] per urbem,
It comes, & diris cincta cohors gladiis.
Atque ita te mentis generosum prodige censes,
Quod tua complureţs allicit olla malos.
En novus Actaeon qui postquam cornua sumpsit,
In praedam canibus se dedit ipse suis.[2]

A fierce band of ruffians and thieves accompanies you about the city, a gang of supporters armed with lethal swords. And so, you wastrel, you consider yourself a fine lordly fellow because your cooking pot draws in crowds of scoundrels. - Here’s a fresh Actaeon - he, after he grew his horns, became the prey of his own hunting dogs.

Notes:

1. áOther editions read scaeva, ‘evil-minded’. The capital letter in some editions suggests that the Latin word could be taken as a proper name in the vocative case, i.e addressing one Scaeva.

2. áFor the story of Actaeon turned into a stag and killed by his own hounds, see Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.138ff. Similarly, the hangers-on will destroy the one who has fed them.


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Che non si dee commetter le cose altrui in chi le sue ha consumate.

One must not entrust property of otheres to one who one has squandered his own.


Perche nel grembo di Medea commetti.
Simplice. Augello il tuo nido diletto?
C’hora perdoni a tuoi pensi & aspetti,
S’ella a proprii figliuoli aperse il petto?


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