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STUPOR ADMIRATIONIS, EX
ARMORUM, & LITERARUM
PRAESTANTIA.

DAZED AWE ACCOMPANIES SUPERIORITY IN ARMAMENTS AND LITERARY CULTURE

Indita bellonae Sapientia, & arma Minervae
Gorgonis os clypeo quae gerit anguicomum
Vertit, & hoc monstro homines in saxa rigentes
Cernere tale oculis qui voluêre caput.
Scire cupis quid significet Panoplia talis
Pallados armatae, monstriferaeqúe Deae?
Litterae & arma (quibus Sapientia, palmaque victrix
Quaeritur) haec duo sunt inclyta praecipuè:
Quorum homines rapit admiratio tanta: stupore
Defixos, ut eos saxa quis esse putet.

Wisdom wears the arms of Bellona and Minerva, who bears on her shield the snake-haired head of the Gorgon, turns her arms, and from the monstrous sight men turn to stone who wished to see such a head with their own eyes. Do you wish to know what the meaning of this armour of armèd Pallas is - the goddess who shows such monstrous things? LETTERS AND ARMS (with which wisdom or the palm of victory are obtained): these two are especially famous. For these, men are seized by rapt admiration, rooted stiff with awe, so you might think they were stones.



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