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Aurea mendaci vates non unicus ore
Vellera phrixeae commemmoravit ovis.[1]
Nos te, Christe, agnum canimus. Nam divite gestas
Tu verč veras vellere solus opes.

Not a few poets have commemorated with lying lips the golden fleece of the Phryxean sheep. We, O Christ, acclaim [lit. sing] you, the lamb. For you alone truly bear true wealth with your rich fleece.


1.  Phrixus rode the magical flying golden ram to safety in Colchis. For other references made by Bčze to Classical themes, see numbers 6 (the phoenix, [FBEa006]) and 38 (the Danaides, [FBEa038]).

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