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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 29

Even the fiercest are overcome

After the bitter plague of his country had destroyed Roman eloquence - for Cicero had been killed - the conqueror mounted his chariot, harnessed lions to it, and compelled them to submit their necks to his harsh yoke. By this riddle Antony wished to show that high-spirited princes had yielded to his arms.