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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 109

On a scholar, overcome by love

Immersed in his studies, skilled in oratory and law, the most distinguished notary loves Helianira even more than the Thracian king ever loved the concubine he took in her sister's place. O Cyprian, why have you vanquished Pallas, with another judge? Is it not enough to conquer below Mount Ida?