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Alciato Emblem 33: Source in Greek Anthology 7.161 (trans Paton, II, 91)

Antipater of Sidon
On Aristomenes, On Whose Tomb Stood an Eagle

"Fleet-winged bird of Zeus, why dost thou stand in splendour on the tomb of great Aristomenes?" "I tell unto men that as I am chief among the birds, so was he among the youth. Timid doves watch over cowards, but we delight in dauntless men."