Friday, January 6, 2012

His Artibus

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 4:2. As you can see in the image, the whale is ready to attack the ship, while the people on the ship are throwing their goods overboard in order to distract the whale and make their escape. In this way, they hope to save themselves and the ship, just as the poem advises.

His Artibus
Ut te ipsum et navim serves comitesque pericli,
In pontum cunctas abiice divitias.

Here is the vocabulary:

hic - this, this one
ars - art, skill, technique
ut - so, so that, in order to
tu - you
ipse - emphatic pronoun/adjective
et - and
navis - ship
servo - save, preserve, keep
comes - companion, comrade
periculum = periclum - peril, danger
in - in, into
pontus - sea
cunctus - all, every
abiicio - cast aside, throw away
divitiae - riches

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