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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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De subite frayeur.


Quand Pan parmy les bois cornoit,
Il faisoit bruit en telle sorte,
Que tous les Tytans estonnoit:
Et faisoit fuyr par cohorte.
De quoy il prenoit gloire forte,
Disant d’orgueil & cueur enflé:
Qui est ce, qui tel paour & bruit porte?
Qui est ce, qui a ainsi soufflé?


1.  Faunus is here equated with Pan, the half-goat rustic god ([A50a097]), 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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