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Friday, October 6, 2017

[GBM] Full victory, nothing else

In this painting by Francesco Albani
(more or less contemporary to Marino's poem)
Venus shows the golden apple

The Judgment of Paris in G. B. Marino's version: Venus' victory song.


"Come, O my Graces, and come, O Loves,
my powerful forces, unconquered squads!
With the greenest laurel leaves crown 
your finally victorious mother!
Go sing in high, resounding verse, and
let the thin, delicate breeze reecho:
Long live Love, long live Love, who in heaven
and on earth subdues both peace and war!"

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