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The Good Shepherd, Catacomb of Domitilla (200 CE)

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The Good Shepherd, Catacomb of Domitilla (200 CE)

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Alciato's Book of Emblems
The Memorial Web Edition in Latin and English

Andrea Alciato's Emblematum liber or Book of Emblems had enormous influence and popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is a collection of 212 Latin emblem poems, each consisting of a motto (a proverb or other short enigmatic expression), a picture, and an epigrammatic text. Alciato's book was first published in 1531, and was expanded in various editions during the author's lifetime. It began a craze for emblem poetry that lasted for several centuries. We use the Latin text and images from an important edition of 1621 and we give a translation into English.

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1600 - 1699
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