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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 13

One ought not yield, even under torture

Laeana, whom you see depicted on the Cecropian fortress, was the lover of Harmodius (or do you not know this, stranger?). So it is pleasing to show the keen spirit of this female warrior in the form of a wild beast, for she actually bore its name. Because she did not betray anyone by her testimony, when she was twisted on the rack, Iphicrates represented her as tongueless.