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Friday, 9 May 2014

Dedication Of An Elm To The Goddess Diana

Dedication Of An Elm To The Goddess Diana
Almost a appointment ago I quoted some passages about dedications of plants to gods in Greek and Latin literature. All of the passages quoted came from R.G.M. Nisbet and Niall Rudd, "A Misinformation on Horace: Odes, Emulate III" (Oxford: Oxford University Squeeze, 2004), pp. 255-256 (introduction to "Odes" 3.22).

I now came on both sides of not the same exemplary, by Marcantonio Flaminio (1498-1550), "Carmina" I.34, translated by Carol Maddison in "Marcantonio Flaminio: Lyricist, Humanist and Reformer" (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1965), p. 21 (Bocchi in line 5 is Achille Bocchi, 1488-1562):Maiden, tamer of the wild beasts of the wood,

Who, in the alliance of the quiver-bearing nymphs,

Width Cynthius' expansion and the forest

Of black Erymanthus,

Bocchi, the majestic of the two tongues,

First-rate at starting the wanderer deer,

Dedicates to you this elm

In the midst of his division,

From which the lynxes guts suspend, brought down

By his abstain tube, and the retiring does,

And, blessed to you, the antlers

Of the long-lived stag.The Latin:Virgo sylvestrum domitrix ferarum,

Quae pharetratis comitata Nymphis,

Cynthium collem peragras, nigrique

Silvam Erymanthi,

Bocchius, linguae decus utriusque,

Doctus errantes agitare cervos,

Hanc tibi semi-detached media locatam

Dedicat ulmum.

Unde veloci domitae sagitta

Pendeant lynces, timidique damae,

Atque vivacis tibi consecrata

Cornua cervi.