Vergil, Aeneid II 671-678

Hinc ferrō accingor rūrsus clipeōque sinistram

īnsertābam aptāns mēque extrā tēcta ferēbam.

Ecce autem complexa pedēs in līmine coniūnx

haerēbat, parvumque patrī tendēbat Iǖlum:

'Sī peritūrus abīs, et nōs rape in omnia tēcum;675

sīn aliquam expertus sūmptīs spem pōnis in armīs,

hanc prīmum tūtāre domum. Cui parvus Iǖlus,

cui pater et coniūnx quondam tua dicta relinquor?'

CORE VOCABULARY

accingō, cīnxī, cīnctus (pass. inf., accingier, 4.493), 3, a.: to gird on; gird, 2.614; arm, equip, 6.184; make one’s self ready; prepare, 1.210; resort to, 4.493. (ad and cingō)

clipeus, ī, m., and clipeum, ī, n.: a round shield; a shield, 2.227, et al.

sinistra, ae, f. (sc. manus): the left hand, 2.443, et al.

īnsertō, 1, freq. a.: to put or thrust into; pass through, 2.672. (īnserō)

aptō, āvī, ātus, 1, a.: to fit, join, or fasten to; with acc. and dat., 8.721; put on, 2.390; get ready, prepare, 10.259; fit out, prepare, 1.552; with abl. of manner, 8.80. (aptus)

extrā, prep. w. acc.: outside of, beyond, 6.796; out of; from, 2.672. (exterā, abl. of exter)

complector, plexus sum, 3, dep. a.: to embrace; cover, 2.514; hold, 5.31; seize, grasp, 11.743.

haereō, haesī, haesus, 2, n.: to stick; foll. by dat., or by abl. w. or without a prep.; hang, cling, adhere, cling to, 1.476, et al.; stop, stand fixed, 6.559; halt, 11.699; adhere to as companion, 10.780; stick to in the chase, 12.754; persist, 2.654; dwell, 4.4; pause, hesitate, 3.597; be fixed or decreed, 4.614.

Iūlus, ī, m.: Iulus or Ascanius, son of Aeneas, 1.267, et freq.

pereō, iī, itus, īre, irreg. n.: to go out of sight; to be lost, undone, 4.497; perish, 2.660; die, 2.408.

abeō, īvī, or iī, itus, īre, irreg. n.: to go away, depart, 2.675; go off, go aside, turn off, 5.162; pass into, sink into, 9.700; go forward, take the lead, 5.318; retreat, 2.382; change or be transformed.

sīn: (conj.), but if, if on the contrary, 1.555, et al.

tūtor, āvī, ātus sum, 1, dep. intens. a.: to protect, defend, 2.677; befriend, 5.343. (tueor)

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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-671-678