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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 135

The finest citizen

Because he defends his country with rightful arms, and orders each side to set aside dissension, all ranks together have bestowed upon him, to have as his own, in place of a magnificent gift, the garland of Pallas' greenery. Bind your hair, Thrasybulus! May you alone display this mark of honour. In this great city, you have no peer.