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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 52

Against those who harbour assassins

A band of thieves and criminals accompanies you through the city, Scaeva, your retinue girded with terrible swords. And so, profligate one, you think that you are generous in spirit because your pot draws to it so many evil men. Behold the new Actaeon, who, after he assumed his antlers, gave himself as prey to his own dogs.