Anon., Lijst van bisschoppen van Gent
The engraved text could also refer to Carmina 1, 7, 27: 'Nil desperandum Teucro duce et auspice Teucro'. Teucer
was the son of Telamon and Hesione, the most skillful warrior with bow and arrow amongst the Greek during the war at Troje.
He founded the city Salamis at Cyprus after the Trojean war.Horatius, Odes
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CommentsThe motto 'Deo Dvce' was
used by Karel Maes (Carolus Masius, 1559-1612), bishop of Gent between 1610-1612.
Does this quote refer to him, or is it merely a (free) translation of Horace's 'Nil Desperandum Deo Duce' (Do
not dispair, God is leading the way)?