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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 76

One ought to beware of prostitutes

It is said the powers of Circe, offspring to the Sun, were so great that she turned many men into strange monsters. Picus, tamer of horses, is proof, likewise biform Scylla, and the Ithacans, pigs after they drank the wine. Circe, by her famous name, discloses the prostitute, and whoever loves her, loses the reason of his mind.