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BVCOLICA: AENEIS: GEORGICA
GREATER POEMS OF VIRGIL
LAST SIX BOOKS OF THE ÆNEID, AND THE
J. B. GREENOUGH
GINN & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1883, by J. B. GREENOUGH,
in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
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BOOK VII. ENEAS SETS SAIL FROM CAIETA.
ÆNEAS, having buried his nurse at Caieta (vv. 1-7), sets sail, and passing by the abode of Circe (vv. 10-24) enters the mouth of the Tiber (vv. 30-36). The poet invokes the muse for the new branch of the subject (vv. 37–45). Latinus the king of the region has a marriageable daughter, Lavinia, sought in marriage by the neighboring princes, though many prodigies point to a foreign husband for her (vv. 45-106). The Trojans land, and at their meal, for want of dishes, use flat cakes, which they afterwards eat; in this Æneas sees the fulfilment of the dire prophecy of the Harpy, and welcomes the end of their wanderings (vv. 107-147). Ambassadors go to the court of Latinus, who receives them with favor and recognizes in Æneas the promised son-in-law (vv. 148–285). Juno, indignant at the failure of her schemes, makes new combinations (vv. 286–321), and sends Allecto to arouse the Italians against the Trojans (vv. 323-340). The Fury goes first to the mother of Lavinia and excites her to frenzy (vv. 341-405); next to Turnus, king of the Rutuli (vv. 405-444), rousing war; and again to the Trojans, between whom and their neighbors she causes a local quarrel on account of a pet stag killed by Ascanius (vv. 475-539); then reports to Juno (vv. 540–571). Turnus and the Italians press Latinus to declare war, who reluctantly yields (vv. 572-600). .The gates of war are opened (vv. 601-615), and war is prepared (vv. 616–640). Description of the tribes and leaders engaged (vv. 641–917).
U quoque litoribus nostris, Aeneia nutrix, aeternam moriens famam, Caieta, dedisti; et nunc servat honos sedem tuus ossaque nomen Hesperia in magna, siqua est ea gloria, signat. At pius exsequiis Aeneas rite solutis,
aggere composito tumuli, postquam alta quierunt
aequora, tendit iter velis portumque relinquit.
Iamque rubescebat radiis mare et aethere ab alto
Nunc age, qui reges, Erato, quae tempora rerum, quis Latio antiquo fuerit status, advena classem cum primum Ausoniis exercitus appulit oris, expediam et primae revocabo exordia pugnae.
26 variis. R.
31 vorticibus. H. flavos, harena. R.
Tu vatem, tu, diva, mone. Dicam horrida bella,
55 pulcerrimus. H. 58 opstant. R. 73 conprendere. Eds.