Vergil, Aeneid II 250-267

Vertitur intereā caelum et ruit Ōceanō nox250

involvēns umbrā magnā terramque polumque

Myrmidonumque dolōs; fūsī per moenia Teucrī

conticuēre; sopor fessōs complectitur artūs.

Et iam Argīva phalānx īnstrūctīs nāvibus ībat

ā Tenedō tacitae per amīca silentia lūnae255

lītora nōta petēns, flammās cum rēgia puppis

extulerat, fātīsque deum dēfēnsus inīquīs

inclūsōs uterō Danaōs et pīnea fūrtim

laxat claustra Sinōn. Illōs patefactus ad aurās

reddit equus laetīque cavō sē rōbore prōmunt260

Thessandrus Sthenelusque ducēs et dīrus Ulixēs,

dēmissum lāpsī per fūnem, Acamāsque Thoāsque

Pēlīdēsque Neoptolemus prīmusque Machāōn

et Menelāus et ipse dolī fabricātor Epēos.

Invādunt urbem somnō vīnōque sepultam;265

caeduntur vigilēs, portīsque patentibus omnēs

accipiunt sociōs atque agmina cōnscia iungunt.

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Suggested Citation

Christopher Francese and Meghan Reedy, Vergil: Aeneid Selections. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-947822-08-5. http://dcc.dickinson.edu/vergil-aeneid/vergil-aeneid-ii-250-267