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Alciato Emblem 106: Source in Greek Anthology 9.221 (trans Paton, III, 115)

Marcus Argentarius
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I see upon the signet-ring Love, whom none can escape, driving a chariot drawn by mighty lions. One hand menaces their necks with the whip, the other guides the reins; about him is shed abundant bloom of grace. I shudder as I look on the destroyer of men, for he who can tame wild beasts will not show the least mercy to mortals.