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In the former part of the poem , the shepherd Mopsus bewails the death of
Daphnis ; in the latter , Menalcas ( representing Virgil ) recounts his welcome
among the gods , and the rites paid to him as a divinity . MENALCAS . MOPSUS .
CUR UR ...
This is probably true . But it does not merely flatter the reigning house by
connecting it with the age of gods and heroes . It has the more patriotic idea of
representing the Empire — victorious and at peace as the true culmination of the
summation destined from the most ancient time , and declared in the councils of
the gods , no less than as the coveted repose after generations of civil conflict .
Starting with the Greek tradition , which it follows in the earlier books , it seeks ...
... jealous for the glory of Carthage , compels the long wanderings of Ćneas , and
detains the Trojan exiles from destined Italy ( vv . 1-33 ) . She beholds them glad
on their voyage , and solicits Ćolus , god of winds , to overwhelm them with a ...
The feet passes safe upon the waters , with the loss of the pilot Palinurus alone ,
who , overcome by the god of sleep , falls into the sea , and perishes ( 779-871 ) .
INTEREA medium Aeneas jam classe tenebat certus iter , fluctusque atros ...
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