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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 75

Against the lovers of prostitutes

The fisherman wrapped himself in the hide of a hairy she-goat and added a pair of horns to his head; standing on the edge of the shores he deceives the sargus, a lover whom desire for the flat-nosed herd draws into the nets. The she-goat reminds one of a harlot; the sargus is like a lover, the wretch who perishes, trapped by an obscene passion.