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non ego ture modo aut picta tua templa tabella
ornabo et puris serta feram manibus—
corniger hos aries humilis et maxima taurus
victima sacratos sparget honore focos,
marmoreusque tibi vel mille coloribus ales
in morem picta stabit Amor pharetra.
adsis, o Cytherea : tuus te Caesar Olympo
et Surrentini litoris ara vocat.

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VATE Syracosio qui dulcior Hesiodoque maior, Homereo non minor ore fuit,

illius haec quoque sunt divini elementa poetae et rudis in vario carmine Calliope.

XIV. et] sed Burmann. maxima B: maximus HM. 8 sacrato Heinsius. spargit BHM.

9 vel] Birt: aut.

vel mille col.] caput, ignicolorius Ellis. XV. In the MSS. this follows upon XIV. 12, as if it were a portion of that poem.

3 sint HM.

thee in worthy song: not with incense alone or with painted tablet will I adorn thy temple and with clean hands bring thee garlands, but the horned ram, a lowly offering, and the bull, noblest victim, with blood of sacrifice shall besprinkle the hallowed altars, and unto thee in marble, with his quiver painted, as is wont, in all its thousand hues, shall winged Love be set up. Come, O lady of Cythera! thine own Caesar and the altar of Sorrento's shore call thee from Olympus.


To that divine poet who was sweeter than the Syracusan bard,2 greater than Hesiod, and not inferior to Homer in his speech-to him also belong these first efforts, even his untutored Muse in varied strain.

1 An editorial epilogue, composed, according to Birt, by Varius.

2 Theocritus.







The references are to books and lines in the Latin text. Abbrevia-
tions: A. = Aeneid; Ca. = Catalepton; Ci. Ciris; Co. = Copa;
Cu. Culex ; D. Dirae; E. Eclogues; G. = Georgics; L. =
Lydia; M. Moretum; P. Priapea; also adj. adjective; fem.
feminine; plur. plural; sing. = singular; subst. = substantive. Re-
ferences to the following names are not given in full on account of
their frequency: Achates, Aeneas, Anchises, Apollo, Ascanius, Ausonius,
Bacchus, Danai, Dardanius, Dido, Graius, Italia, Italus, Iulus, Iuno,
Iuppiter, Latinus, Latium, Laurens, Manes, Mars, Nympha, Pallas (3),
Phoebus, Phrygius, Priamus, Romanus, Rutulus, Teucrus, Troia,
Troianus, Troius, Tros, Turnus, Tyrius, Tyrrhenus, Venus.

Abaris, member of Turnus' army,
A. IX. 344

Abas: (1) early king of Argos,

A. III. 286; (2) companion of
Aeneas, A. I. 121; (3) an
Etruscan, A. x. 170, 427
Abella, town in Campania, A. VII.

Abydus, city on the Hellespont,
G. I. 207

Acamas, son of Theseus, A. II. 262
Acarnan, adj. of Acarnania,


province of central Greece, A. v.

Acca, friend of Camilla, A. XI. 820,
823, 897

Acerrae, town of Campania, &. II.

Acesta, town of Sicily, also called

Egesta and Segesta, A. v. 718
Acestes, Sicilian king, son of
Crinisus, A. I. 195, 550, 558,
570; v. 30, 36, 61, 73, 106, 301,
387, 418, 451, 498, 519, 531,
540, 573, 630, 711, 746, 749,
757, 771; IX. 218, 286
Achaemenides, deserted companion
of Ulysses rescued by Aeneas,
A. III. 614, 691

Achaicus, and Achaius,


Achaean, Greek, A. II. 462;
V. 623; Ca. v. 2

Achates, trusty squire of Aeneas,
A. I. 174, &c.


Achelois, a water-nymph, Co. 15
Acheloius, adj. of Achelous, a
river of central Greece, used for
water in general, G. I. 9

Acheron, a river of the lower world;
hence, that world itself, G. II.
492; A. v. 99; VI. 107, 295;
VII. 91, 312, 569; XI. 23
Achilles, hero of the Iliad, E. IV.
36; G. III. 91; A. I. 30, 458,
468, 484, 752; II. 29, 197, 275,
476, 540; III. 87, 326; v. 804;
VI. 89, 168, 839; IX. 742
X. 581; XI. 404, 438; XII. 352, 545
Achivi, Achaeans, Greeks, A. I. 242,

488; II. 45, 60, 102, 318; v.
497 ; VI. 837; X. 89; XI. 266
Acidalia, term applied to Venus
from a fountain in Boeotia, A. I.

Acmon, companion of Aeneas,
A. X. 128

Acoetes, armour-bearer of Evander,
A. XI. 30, 85

Aconteus, a Latin warrior, A. XI.
612, 615

Acragas, town in Sicily, now
Girgenti, A. III. 703

Acrisione, daughter of Acrisius,
i.e. Danaë, Ca. IX. 33
Acrisioneus, adj. of Acrisius, A.
VII. 410

Acrisius, king of Argos, father of
Danaë, A. VII. 372


Amphion, king of Thebes, and husband of Niobe, E. II. 24 Amphitrite, wife of Neptune and goddess of the sea, Ci. 73, 486 Amphitryoniades, son or descendant of Amphitryo, i.e. Hercules, A. VIII. 103, 214

Amphrysius, adj. of Amphrysus, A. VI. 398

Amphrysus, a river of Thessaly, near which Apollo fed the flocks of Admetus, G. III. 2 Ampsanctus, a lake in Samnium, east of Naples, A. VII. 565 Amyclae: (1) a town of Latium, A. X. 564; (2) a town of Laconia in Greece, hence Amyclaeus, adj. G. III. 89, 345; Ci. 376, 489

Amycus: (1) a Trojan, A. I. 221;
IX. 772; X. 704;
(2) a king of the
Bebryces, A. v. 373

XII. 509; Thracian

Amyntas, a shepherd, E. II. 35, 39; III. 66, 74, 83; v. 8, 15, 18; X. 37, 38, 41 Amythaonius, adj. of Amythaon, father of Melampus, and son of Cretheus, G. III. 550

Anagnia, a town of Latium, now
Anagni, A. VII. 684
Anchemolus, son of Rhoetus, king
of the Marsians, A. X. 389
Anchises, son of Capys and father
of Aeneas, A. I. 617, etc.
Anchiseus, adj. of Anchises, A. v.

Anchisiades, son of Anchises, i.e.
Aeneas, A. v. 407; VI. 126, 348;
VIII. 521; X. 250, 822
Ancus, Ancus Martius, fourth king
of Rome, A. VI. 815
Androgeos: (1) son of Minos, king
of Crete, slain by the Athenians,
A. VI. 20; (2) a Greek chief at
Troy, A. II. 371, 382, 392
Andromache, wife of Hector, A. II.

456; III. 297, 303, 319, 482, 487 Angitia, a sorceress, sister of Medea and Circe, honoured by the Marsi, A. VII. 759

Anienus, adj. of the Anio, G. IV. 369 Anio, a tributary of the Tiber, now Teverone, A. VII. 683

Anius, a king of Delos, priest of Apollo, A. III. 80

Anna, sister of Dido, A. IV. 9, 20, 31, 416, 421, 500, 634 Antaeus, a Latin, A. x. 561 Antandros, a town of Mysia, at the foot of Mt. Ida, A. III. 6 Antemnae, a Sabine town on the Anio, A. VII. 631

Antenor, a Trojan, founder of Patavium, now Padua, A. I. 242; hence Antenorides, son of Antenor, A. VI. 484

Antheus, a Trojan, A. I. 181, 510; XII. 443

Antigenes, a shepherd, E. v. 89 Antiphates, son of Sarpedon, A. IX. 696 Antonius, the triumvir, Marcus Antonius, defeated by Octavius at Actium, 31 B.C., A. 685 Antores, an Argive with Evander, A. X. 778, 779


Anubis, an Egyptian, dog-headed god, A. VIII. 698

Anxur, a Rutulian, A. X. 545 Anxurus, adj. of Anxur, old name of Terracina, A. vII. 799 Aones, adj. Aonian, Boeotian, E. VI. 65

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Aonius, adj. Aonian, Boeotian, with vertex (= Mt. Helicon), G. III. 11; also Aonie, E. X. 12 Aornos, Lake Avernus, now Lago d'Averno, A. VI. 242

Aphaea, an epithet of Britomartis, Ci. 303

Aphidnus, a Trojan, A. IX. 702 Apollo, son of Jupiter and Latona, and twin-brother of Diana, E. III. 104, etc. Appenninus, the Apennines, the main mountain-range of Italy, A. XII. 703; also Appenninicola, dweller in the Apennines, A. XI. 700 Aquarius, the water-bearer, a sign of the Zodiac, G. III. 304 Aquiculus, a Rutulian, A. IX 684 Aquilo, the North wind, or the

North, G. I. 460; II. 113, 261, 334, 404; III. 196; A. I. 102, 391; III. 285; IV. 310; v. 2; VII. 361; Ci. 145

Arabs, an Arab, G. II. 115; 4. VIII. 706; and Arabus, adj. A. VII. 605; Ci. 238

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