Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Slideshow: Sapiens Dominabitur Astris

Here is today's emblem and distich by Gabriel Rollenhagen, Book 1.31, with an English rendering by George Wither. Although the phrase "Sapiens Dominabitur Astris" is well known, its origins are unclear; you can read a detailed discussion here in The Mediaeval Attitude Toward Astrology by Theodore Otto Wedel (1920). For vocabulary, see the original blog post.