Saturday, March 3, 2012

von Böcken: Epigrammata Miscellanea

Epigrammata Miscellanea by Johann Caspar von Böcken (1705)

The epigrams are organized into seven "decades" with an appendix of poems that the author promises are "metri rarioris." The Google Books scan is unfortunately a bit blurry, but basically readable (I wish they would offer the color scans of these later books as they are doing for the 16th- and 17th-century books!). I'll certainly be able to find some nice distichs here, such as this one:
15. Officium Iudicis
Iudex iustitiae sit sidus et integer index;
Ni faciat, vindex est gravis ipse Deus.


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