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Art and Images in Psychiatry
March 2008

Tarquin and Lucretia (Rape of Lucretia)

Author Affiliations

James C.HarrisMD

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2008;65(3):250-251. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.65.3.250

Tears harden lust, though marble wear with raining./ . . . Her pity-pleading eyes are sadly fix’d/In the remorseless wrinkles of his face . . . 

She conjures him by high almighty Jove/ . . . By her untimely tears, her husband's love,/By holy human law, and common troth,/By heaven and earth and all the power of both,/That to his borrow’d bed he make retire,/And stoop to honor, not to foul desire.1(p17)

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