P a l l a s, S c h o l a r a n d V e n u s
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?
Andrea Alciato, 1531
Book of Emblems, Emblem 109
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