Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Haec Cura Parentum

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 4:12. The theme of this emblem is based on the reported love between a dolphin mother and her offspring, as attested in Oppian and other ancient writers. If a dolphin were hunted, the mother would give up her life in order to let her offspring escape, as you can see illustrated in the emblem.

Haec Cura Parentum
Mirus amor sobolis: mater quod comprobat ecce
Delphini, capta quae soboli immoritur.

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