Friday, February 17, 2012

Vulteius: Epigrammata

Epigrammatum Lbri IIII by Johannes Vulteius (1537)

I love the emblem on the cover page of this book. It shows the crane holding its rock in order to stand vigil - the idea is that if the crane falls asleep, it will drop the rock and wake up. Quite a few of these epigrams are on the long side, but there are some good distichs in here, too!


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