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To Adimantus the Manichean, Augustine argues that the anger of God no more suggests emotional agitation than that the jealousy of God suggests the anguish of a husband tormented over a wife: "What is called the wrath of God," he says, "is not a disturbance of the mind but the power of retribution [non perturbatio mentis est, sed potentia uindicandis].
9) Cicerone, De natura deorum I: 3: "In specie autem fictae simulationis sicut reliquae virtutes item pietas inesse non potest; cum qua simul sanctitatem et religionem tolli necesse est, quibus sublatis perturbatio vitae sequitur et magna confusio; atque haut scio an pietate adversus deos sublata rides etiam et societas generi humani et una excellentissima virtus iustitia tollatur.
Et ideo perturbatio huius regiminis non habet rationem seditionis, nisi forte quando sic inordinate perturbatur tyranni regimen quod multitudo subiecta maius detrimentum patitur ex perturbatione consequenti quam ex tyranni regimine.
74) All of these are historical contingencies which produce anxiety and distress, the perturbatio which the philosophical poet seeks to assuage by pointing to their causes: "Pleasant it is, when on the great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation: not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive what ills you are free from yourself is pleasant" (2:1-4).
Quanta perturbatio cum Mediolani princeps Philippus Maria sine ulla virili prole diem suum obiisset et sola Diva Bianca, tanquam altera Lavinia, Vicecomitum domum et tantas sedes servaret, nisi magnanimus et post hominum memoriam fortissimus imperator Franciscus Sfortia dignus esset inventus qui id gubernaculum iure coniugii exciperet.