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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 136

The immortal fame of men of action

You see here on the Rhoetean shore the tomb of the Aeacidean, visited often by the pale foot of Thetis. This tomb is always covered with green-growing amaranth because the hero's honour will never die. This man is the protector of the Greeks, the destroyer of great Hector. He owes no more to the Maeonian than the Maeonian owes to him.