Switch to Dual Emblem Display

Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [B5v p26]



Ver, Aestas, Autumnus, Hyems, Hae quattuor annis
Sunt tempestates, orbe volubilibus
Quattuor aetates homo sic habet integer aevi.
Qui puer, hinc iuvenis, mox vir, & inde senex.
Aeterno ut similis mundo revolutio vitae
Nos itidem aeternos arguat esse homines.

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: these are the four seasons of the turning years. A healthy man, too, enjoys four seasons of life: he’s first a boy, then a youth, soon a man, and from there he grows old. So the cycle of life, which is like the eternal world, proves we men are eternal in just the same way.

Iconclass Keywords

Relating to the image:

Relating to the text:

Hint: You can turn translations and name underlining on or off using the preferences page.


Back to top