Vergil, Aeneid II 650-670

Tālia perstābat memorāns fīxusque manēbat.650

Nōs contrā effūsī lacrimīs coniūnxque Creǖsa

Ascaniusque omnisque domus, nē vertere sēcum

cūncta pater fātōque urgentī incumbere vellet.

Abnegat inceptōque et sēdibus haeret in īsdem.

Rūrsus in arma feror mortemque miserrimus optō.655

nam quod cōnsilium aut quae iam fortūna dabātur?

'Mēne efferre pedem, genitor, tē posse relictō

spērāstī tantumque nefās patriō excidit ōre?

Sī nihil ex tantā superīs placet urbe relinquī,

et sedet hoc animō peritūraeque addere Trōiae660

tēque tuōsque iuvat, patet istī iānua lētō,

iamque aderit multō Priamī dē sanguine Pyrrhus,

nātum ante ōra patris, patrem quī obtruncat ad ārās.

Hoc erat, alma parēns, quod mē per tēla, per ignīs

ēripis, ut mediīs hostem in penetrālibus utque665

Ascanium patremque meum iūxtāque Creǖsam

alterum in alterius mactātōs sanguine cernam?

Arma, virī, ferte arma; vocat lūx ultima victōs.

Reddite mē Danaīs; sinite īnstaurāta revīsam

proelia. Numquam omnēs hodiē moriēmur inultī.'670

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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-650-670