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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 ...
... nymphas venerabar agrestis Gradivumque patrem , Geticis qui praesidet arvis ,
rite secundarent visus omenque levarent . tertia sed postquam majore hastilia
nisu adgredior , genibusque adversae obluctor arenae - eloquar , an sileam ?
... si rite audita recordor , Teucrus Rhoeteas primum est advectus in oras ,
optavitque locum regno . Nondum Ilium et arces Pergameae steterant ;
habitabant vallibus imis , hinc mater cultrix Cybeli Corybantiaque aera
Idaeumque nemus ; hinc ...
... rite Junoni Argivae jussos adolemus honores . Haud mora , continuo perfectis
ordine votis , 527 prima . R. cornua velatarum obvertimus antennarum ,
Graiugenumque domos suspectaque linquimus arva. 535 dimittunt . R. 680 663
Simulating religious rites , she causes her chamber to be prepared , and slays
herself , after a last appeal to her sister ( 629-692 ) . Juno , by embassy of Iris ,
releases her tormented spirit ( 623-705 ) . AT regina gravi jamdudum saucia cura
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