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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 33

Signs of the brave

In the form of a dialogue

What reason compels you, lofty Saturnian bird, to settle on the tomb of great Aristomenes?

This I say: that as I am distinguished among birds for strength, so is Aristomenes among the demi-gods. Let timid doves rest upon the tombs of timid men. We eagles give our standards freely to the fearless.