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Alciato Emblem 111: Source in Greek Anthology 16.251 (trans Paton, V, 309)

Anonymous
On Eros and Anteros

Who fashioned a winged Love and set him opposite winged Love? Nemesis, taking vengeance on the bow with the bow, that he may suffer what he did; and he, the bold boy never daunted before, is crying as he tastes the bitter arrows, and thrice he spits in the deep folds of his bosom! Oh, most marvellous! One shall burn fire with fire, Love has touched Love to the quick.