Music from 'Atalanta fugiens' emblem 14Michael Maier's alchemical emblem book Atalanta fugiens was first published in Latin in 1617. It was a most amazing book as it incorporated 50 emblems with a motto, an epigram and a discourse, but extended the concept of an emblem book by incorporating 50 pieces of music the 'fugues' or canons. In this sense it was an early example of multimedia.
This is the dragon which devours its own tail.
An atrocious hunger taught the Polyps to gnaw at their own legs,
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