Aeneid, Books 1-6

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Allyn and Bacon, 1904 - 461 pages
 

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Page xiv - Let others better mould the running mass Of metals, and inform the breathing brass, And soften into flesh, a marble face; Plead better at the bar; describe the skies, And when the stars descend, and when they rise. But Rome! 'tis thine alone, with awful sway, To rule mankind, and make the world obey, Disposing peace and war, thy own majestic way: To tame the proud, the fettered slave to free: — These are imperial arts, and worthy thee.
Page xv - Thou that singest wheat and woodland, tilth and vineyard, hive and horse and herd; All the charm of all the Muses often flowering in a lonely word...
Page 126 - Non hoc ista sibi tempus spectacula poscit : nunc grege de intacto septem mactare iuvencos praestiterit, totidem lectas de more bidentes.' Talibus affata Aenean (nec sacra morantur 40 iussa viri) Teucros vocat alta in templa sacerdos. Excisum Euboicae latus ingens rupis in antrum, quo lati ducunt aditus centum, ostia centum; unde ruunt totidem voces, responsa Sibyllae. Ventum erat ad limen, cum virgo 'Poscere fata 45 tempus
Page 25 - Fracti bello fatisque repulsi ductores Danaum, tot iam labentibus annis, instar montis equum divina Palladis arte aedificant, sectaque intexunt abiete costas : votum pro reditu simulant ; ea fama vagatur.
Page xvi - Chanter of the Pollio, glorying in the blissful years again to be, Summers of the snakeless meadow, unlaborious earth and oarless sea ; Thou that seSst Universal Nature moved by Universal Mind ; Thou majestic in thy sadness at the doubtful doom of human kind...
Page 148 - ... quin et supremo cum lumine vita reliquit, 735 non tamen omne malum miseris nee funditus omnes corporeae excedunt pestes, penitusque necesse est multa diu concreta modis inolescere miris. ergo exercentur poenis, veterumque malorum supplicia expendunt : aliae panduntur inanes 740 suspensae ad ventos ; aliis sub gurgite vasto infectum eluitur scelus, aut exuritur igni...
Page 129 - Cocytusque sinu labens circumvenit atro. quod si tantus amor menti, si tanta cupido est, bis Stygios innare lacus, bis nigra videre Tartara, et insano juvat indulgere labori, 135 accipe, quae peragenda prius. Latet arbore opaca aureus et foliis et lento vimine ramus, Junoni infernae dictus sacer...
Page 40 - Vestibulum ante ipsum primoque in limine Pyrrhus exsultat, telis et luce coruscus aŽna; 470 qualis ubi in lucem coluber mala gramina pastus, frigida sub terra tumidum quem bruma tegebat, nunc positis novus exuviis nitidusque iuventa lubrica convolvit sublato pectore terga, arduus ad solem, et linguis micat ore trisulcis.
Page 127 - At, Phoebi nondum patiens, immanis in antro bacchatur vates, magnum si pectore possit excussisse deum ; tanto magis ille fatigat os rabidum, fera corda domans, fingitque premendo.
Page 83 - At regina dolos (quis fallere possit amantem?) praesensit motusque excepit prima futuros, omnia tuta timens. Eadem impia Fama furenti detulit armari classem cursumque parari. Saevit inops animi totamque incensa per urbem 300 bacchatur, qualis commotis excita sacris Thyias, ubi audito stimulant trieterica Baccho orgia nocturnusque vocat clamore Cithaeron.

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