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Priam and Anchises had both , in their youth , been renowned for beauty :
Anchises , most blest of men , had been beloved by Aphrodite ( Venus ) , who
bore to him ∆neas , the hero of the present tale . But the royal house had fallen
into the ...
Jupiter comforts Venus by promise of the coming glories of Rome , and sends
Mercury to move the Tyrian colonists to hospitality ( 223–304 ) . ∆neas , with
Achates , is met by Venus in the guise of a huntress , who tells him of Dido's flight
... et Libyae defixit lumina regnis . atque illum talis jactantem pectore curas tristior
et lacrimis oculos suffusa nitentis 220 201 Cyclopia . H. 203 forsam . R. 224
dispiciens . R. adloquitur Venus : “ O qui res hominumque deumque aeternis 1.
adloquitur Venus : “ O qui res hominumque deumque aeternis regis imperiis , et
fulmine terres , 230 quid meus Aeneas in te committere tantum , quid TroŽs
potuere , quibus , tot funera passis , cunctus ob Italiam terrarum clauditur orbis ?
Sic Venus ; et Veneris contra sic filius orsus : 325 • Nulla tuarum audita mihi
neque visa sororum O quam te memorem , virgo ? namque haud tibi voltus 306
datast . R. 317 Eurum . H. 318 umeris . R. 323 pharetram . R. mortalis , nec vox ...
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