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EMBLEMA CLXXVI [=175] .

In subitum terrorem.

Sudden terror

Effuso cernens fugientes agmine turmas,
Quis mea nunc inflat cornua? Faunus[1] ait.

Seeing the squadrons fleeing, their line in disarray, ‘Who now’, said Faunus, ‘is sounding my trumpets?’

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Das CLXXVI [=175] .

Wider den jähen schrecken.

Als Faunus der Wald Gott ersach
Ein hauffen Volcks fliehen, er sprach
Wer blast also mein Horn auff?
Das also fleucht ein grosser hauff?

Notes:

1.  Faunus is here equated with Pan, the half-goat rustic god (see Emblem 57 [A67a057]), accredited with the invention of the horn or military trumpet, and responsible for unexplained ‘panic’ terrors seizing man and beast, especially on the battle-field and in wild lonely places. See Erasmus, Adagia 2603, Panicus casus.


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