De eodem Leone.


Martha Marchina

Original Text

Marchina, Martha. Marthae Marchinae virginis Neapolitanae Musa posthuma. 1701, p. 71.



Sidera, si vobis1 curae est servare Leonem,        Hoc2 nullus vestro dignior orbe fuit.

In the title: This is about the same lion that saved Prisca. Marchina argues that this lion would be a better one to preserve among the stars than the Nemean lion. 1 Vobis, double dative. “If it is for care to you (stars)”; i.e., if you care. 1 Ablative of comparison; “than this one.”


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