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Tale tuum carmen nobis , divine poëta , 45 quale sopor fessis in gramine , quale
per aestum dulcis aquae saliente sitim restinguere rivo : 28 locuntur . R. purpurea
. R. 39 carduos . R. super addite . R. 38 nec calamis solum aequiparas , sed ...
15 stant et oves circum ; — nostri nec poenitet illas , nec te poeniteat pecoris ,
divine poëta ; et formosus ovis ad flumina pavit Adonis ; venit et upilio ; tardi
venere subulci ; uvidus hiberna venit de glande Menalcas . Omnes Unde amor
That is , it is a narrative poem , noble in its subject , elevated and picturesque in
style , having heroic or legendary persons as its actors , while its plot is carried
forward by divine or supernatural agencies , technically called its " machinery .
... heroic age of Greece , that is , before the time of authentic history . By the
Greeks themselves it was regarded as one act in a divine drama , in which the
will of the gods was carried out through the long struggles between Europe and
Anchises at first refuses to fly , but is encouraged by a divine omen ( 634-704 ) .
Æneas , leaving his father , and attended by his wife Creusa , and his son , seeks
escape : but , confused by a sudden alarm , loses Creüsa on the way ( 705–751 )
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