First published in 1617, Michael Maier's alchemical emblem book contains a preface on ancient music and the Greek myth of Atalanta and Hippomenes and consists of 50 engraved emblems, each accompanied by a discourse and an epigram in verse set to music in the form of a fugue for three voices—Atalanta, or the vox fugiens; Hippomenes, or the vox sequens; and Pomum objectum or vox morans.
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