castigatque auditque dolos subigitque fateri Respicit Aeneas subito et sub rupe sinistra ecce autem primi sub limina solis et ortus               255 as it chanced the numbers of his own folk, his dear grandsons. diceret. Iuppiter aut ardens evexit ad aethera virtus,               130 Three times he tries to throw his arms round his father’s neck. vestibulum ante ipsum primisque in faucibus Orci Here is Caesar, and all the offspring. you sank down on a pile of the slaughtered. latet arbore opaca nec vero Alciden me sum laetatus euntem quive viri tanto complerint agmine ripas. tumida ex ira tum corda residunt; by divine omens to worship your bones, and build a tomb, and send offerings to the tomb, and the place will have, Palinurus as its everlasting name.’ His anxiety was quelled, by her words, and, for a little while, grief was banished. of seven of their sons: there the urn stands with the lots drawn. talibus Aeneas ardentem et torva tuentem hunc habet atque umeris exstantem suspicit altis): 655 tum demum admissi stagna exoptata revisunt.' 2 Aen. hi tibi Nomentum et Gabios urbemque Fidenam, The Roman people would seem. nec vero Alcides tantum telluris obivit, 'si nunc se nobis ille aureus arbore ramus 235. at pater omnipotens densa inter nubila telum Alas for virtue, alas for the honour of ancient times, and a hand invincible in war! per sidera iuro, or the Gracchus’s race, or the two Scipios, war’s lightning bolts. Anchises answered, and revealed each thing in order. This lovely Proserpine has commanded to be brought to her, as a gift: a second fruit of gold never fails to appear. forte recensebat numerum, carosque nepotes But those others, you can discern, shining in matching armour. Yes. quantum instar in ipso! will call them to account, for lovely freedom’s sake: ah, to be pitied, whatever posterity says of his actions: his love of country will prevail, and great appetite for glory. lapsa cadunt folia, aut ad terram gurgite ab alto                310 With such words, the Sibyl of Cumae chants fearful enigmas, tangling truths and mysteries: as she raves, Apollo. 460 Glaucus, Medon and Thersilochus, the three sons of Antenor, Polyboetes, the priest of Ceres, and Idaeus. quique pii vates et Phoebo digna locuti, talis erat species auri frondentis opaca tot maria intravi duce te penitusque repostas accepisse lacu, nec Thesea Pirithoumque, Can you see the Stygian waters, unburied, or the grim. pauci, quos aequus amavit You know how we passed that last night in illusory joy: When the fateful Horse came leaping the walls of Troy. He poles the boat and trims the sails himself. 410 stretching out their hands in longing for the far shore. They will build Nomentum, Gabii, and Fidenae’s city: Collatia’s fortress in the hills, Pometii. They are not satisfied with seeing him only once: they delight in lingering on, walking beside him. Marvelling at the revered offering, of fateful twigs, seen again after so long, he turned the stern. exiguam: inceptus clamor frustratur hiantis. quis tam crudelis optavit sumere poenas? ille triumphata Capitolia ad alta Corintho With such words Aeneas was soothing her burning soul and her,…. quantum acie possent oculi servare sequentum. Are we there yet? attulerint. corpora debentur, Lethaei ad fluminis undam – well, my race too is Jupiter’s on high.’. praepetibus pennis ausus se credere caelo               15 inuitus, regina, tuo de litore cessi. safely when armed, whether he met the enemy on foot. the happy waters, and a last forgetting, at Lethe’s stream. what races and cities of Italy will you not beg in! voce vocans Hecaten caeloque Ereboque potentem. excudent alii spirantia mollius aera et Metus et malesuada Fames ac turpis Egestas, quantus ad aetherium caeli suspectus Olympum. and the city of Latinus, and how to avoid or face each trial. his dictis curae emotae pulsusque parumper nunc animis opus, Aenea, nunc pectore firmo.' responsis horrent divum et Maeotia tellus, quos circumfusos sic est adfata Sibylla, nec mortale sonans, adflata est numine quando               50 Deiphobum videt et lacerum crudeliter ora,               495 ipsumque Aeaciden, genus armipotentis Achilli, The first six of the poem’s twelve books tell the story of Aeneas’ wanderings from Troy to … flung into the midst of the waves, as he watched the stars. Indeed, for a long time I’ve wished to tell you of them, and show you them face to face, to enumerate my children’s, descendants, so you might joy with me more at finding Italy.’, ‘O father, is it to be thought that any spirits go from here, to the sky above, returning again to dull matter?’, ‘Indeed I’ll tell you, son, not keep you in doubt,’. is a golden bough, golden in leaves and pliant stem, sacred to Persephone, the underworld’s Juno, all the groves. They made lament. cernit ibi maestos et mortis honore carentis silva tegit; curae non ipsa in morte relinquunt. Ah, see over there, the Decii and Drusi, and Torquatus. nocte tulit fessum vasta te caede Pelasgum pars ingenti subiere feretro, regna meis fatis) Latio considere Teucros quis tantus plangor ad auras?' but his face lacking in joy, and his eyes downcast): ‘Father, who is this who accompanies him on his way? quo lati ducunt aditus centum, ostia centum, and Capys and Numitor, and he who’ll revive your name. tu quoque magnam               30 quique ob adulterium caesi, quique arma secuti Boston. aeris in campis latis atque omnia lustrant. aspectans silvam immensam, et sic forte precatur: ... whom he predicts will "bring back the Age of Gold/to the Latin fields." faucibus effundens supera ad convexa ferebat. tendebantque manus ripae ulterioris amore. Hac vice sermonum roseis Aurora quadrigis               535 sed me cum lucis Hecate praefecit Avernis, 780 ut tristis sine sole domos, loca turbida, adires?'. Divine Law prevents it, and the sad marsh and its hateful. quique sacerdotes casti, dum vita manebat, 715 and drowned him in the foaming waves among the rocks. horrescit visu subito causasque requirit               710 650 scilicet id magnum sperans fore munus amanti, praecipitans traxi mecum. 800 a dirty garment hangs, knotted from his shoulders. nunc me fluctus habet versantque in litore venti. proferet imperium; iacet extra sidera tellus,               795 They burst into the room, and with them, Ulysses the Aeolid, their co-inciter to wickedness. respondet curis aequatque Sychaeus amorem. quam poenam, aut quae forma viros fortunave mersit. 'sed iam age, carpe viam et susceptum perfice munus; et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. si potuit manis accersere coniugis Orpheus et quae marmoreo fert monstra sub aequore pontus. dique deaeque omnes, quibus obstitit Ilium et ingens obloquitur numeris septem discrimina vocum, So father Anchises spoke, and while they marvelled, added: ‘See, how Claudius Marcellus, distinguished by the Supreme Prize. dextera quae Ditis magni sub moenia tendit, quinquaginta atris immanis hiatibus Hydra (Ah! your last-born son, who your wife Lavinia, late in your old age. sed nox atra caput tristi circumvolat umbra.' Vergil omnia poenarum percurrere nomina possim.'. finem dedit ore loquendi. waters, engulfing both the ship and crew in the waves. qua tua te Fortuna sinet. ad quae Priamides: 'nihil o tibi, amice, relictum; and make couches of river-banks, and inhabit fresh-water meadows. congesta cremantur When the ashes collapsed, and the blaze died, they washed. aut qui divitiis soli incubuere repertis               610 Cretan Rhadamanthus rules this harshest of kingdoms, and hears their guilt, extracts confessions, and punishes, whoever has deferred atonement for their sins too long. caeruleam advertit puppim ripaeque propinquat. than if hard flint stood there, or a cliff of Parian marble. 1 and 2, (K) Leipzig, 1859. (sed terrae graviora manent), in regna Lavini Fabricium vel te sulco, Serrane, serentem? ille, vides, pura iuvenis qui nititur hasta,               760 personat adverso recubans immanis in antro. Tros Anchisiade, facilis descensus Averno: 545 pandere res alta terra et caligine mersas. THE AENEID VIRGIL A Translation into English prose by A. S. KLINE POETRY IN TRANSLATION www.poetryintranslation.com ... Book I 11 Book II 36 Book III 62 Book IV 82 Book V 110 Book VI 132 Book VII 157 Book VIII 181 Book IX 203 Book X 224 Book XI 247 Book XII 273 . qui Libyco nuper cursu, dum sidera servat, expediunt, corpusque lavant frigentis et unguunt. bis Stygios innare lacus, bis nigra videre educet silvis regem regumque parentem,               765 Book I, specifically, introduces Aeneas and his nemesis, the goddess, Juno. See now, at the dawn light of the rising sun, the ground bellowed under their feet, the wooded hills began, to move, and, at the coming of the Goddess, dogs seemed to howl, in the shadows. Gods, so repay. What presence he has! 'Deiphobe armipotens, genus alto a sanguine Teucri,               500 His demum exactis, perfecto munere divae, ferreique Eumenidum thalami et Discordia demens               280 Aeneas arrives in Italy. ne turbata volent rapidis ludibria ventis;               75 615 And soon they reached the most distant fields, the remote places where those famous in war, crowd together. ingentem et summa Danaos ex arce vocabat. monte sub aerio, qui nunc Misenus ab illo ipse atri velleris agnam Once again a foreign bride is the cause of all. nec qui pampineis victor iuga flectit habenis fas obstat, tristisque palus inamabilis undae quattuor hic invectus equis et lampada quassans women and men, the lifeless bodies of noble heroes, boys and unmarried girls, sons laid on the pyre, in front of their father’s eyes: as many as the leaves that fall, in the woods at the first frost of autumn, as many as the birds, that flock to land from ocean deeps, when the cold of the year. 485 But deep in a green valley his father Anchises, was surveying the spirits enclosed there, destined, for the light above, thinking carefully, and was reviewing. hissing fiercely, and the Chimaera armed with flame. moenia conspicio atque adverso fornice portas, quos simul a Troia ventosa per aequora vectos               335 Piety. hic crudelis amor tauri suppostaque furto 600 The Gods and Divine Intervention. in a receding valley, with rustling woodland thickets. A noble inner shrine waits for you too in our kingdom. nate, tua et notas audire et reddere voces? iam senior, sed cruda deo viridisque senectus. I wish I could still read Latin, because The Aeneid in Latin is like Anna Karenina---there's so much there, it would take more than a lifetime to … aut videt aut vidisse putat per nubila lunam, cernis custodia qualis Deiphobus contra: 'ne saevi, magna sacerdos; hi dominam Ditis thalamo deducere adorti.' procumbunt piceae, sonat icta securibus ilex               180 they saw Misenus, ruined by shameful death, on the dry sand, Misenus, son of Aeolus, than whom none was more outstanding. vos quoque Pergameae iam fas est parcere genti, ter conatus ibi collo dare bracchia circum;               700 eventus animo secum. The son of Anchises halted, and checked his footsteps. Aeneas suddenly looked back, and, below the left hand cliff. Virgil: The Aeneid, Book VI: a new downloadable English translation. all gods, all dwelling in the heights above. flows through the woodlands to the world above. tree-trunks as a funeral pyre, raising it to the heavens. praetexunt puppes. corpus in Aeacidae, magnas obeuntia terras Then Aeneas, stirred and astonished at the tumult, said: ‘O virgin, tell me, what does this crowding to the river mean? da, genitor, teque amplexu ne subtrahe nostro.' ipsius a solio regis traxitque trementem; ferrea vox, omnis scelerum comprendere formas, At last, the river crossed, he landed the prophetess and the hero. obruit Auster, aqua involvens navemque virosque. dextera! Truly, Hercules never crossed so much of the earth, though he shot the bronze-footed Arcadian deer, brought peace. in medio ramos annosaque bracchia pandit tum Tartarus ipse Fate. 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