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PAX ARMATA.

PEACE ARMED

Haec Quid caeruleo sub peplo signat Amazon:
Quae risum simulans ringitur ore truci?
In manibus cuius gladium praetendit oliva.
Tranquillo pro oleo defluit unde liquor?
Sic pingenda venit mundanae pacis imago,
Quae fictis reparat bella sub induciis.

What does this Amazon mean in her blue dress, who snarls with a cruel mouth as she fakes a smile? She holds out a sword and an olive-branch, from which what other liquid drips than peaceful oil? This is how one should paint the figure of worldly peace, who prepares new wars under pretended truce.



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