Vergil, Aeneid III 463-471

Quae postquam vātēs sīc ōre effātus amīcō est,

dōna dehinc aurō gravia ac sectō elephantō

imperat ad nāvīs ferrī, stīpatque carīnīs465

ingēns argentum Dōdōnaeōsque lebētas,

lōrīcam cōnsertam hāmīs aurōque trilīcem,

et cōnum īnsignis galeae cristāsque comantīs,

arma Neoptolemī. Sunt et sua dōna parentī.

Addit equōs, additque ducēs,470

rēmigium supplet, sociōs simul īnstruit armīs.

CORE VOCABULARY

effor, fātus sum, 1, dep. a. and n.: to speak forth; speak, say, 6.560. (ex and for)

dehinc (often monosyll.): (adv.), from this place; from this time; thereupon, then, 1.131.

secō, secuī, sectus, 1, a.: to cut, freq.; cut off, 4.704; engrave, carve, 3.464; cut through, cleave, 5.218, et al.; of the channel of a river, 8.63; sail through, pass, 8.96; speed, 6.899; shape out mentally, form, 10.107.

elephantus, ī, m.: an elephant; (meton.), ivory, 3.464.

stīpō, āvī, ātus, 1, a.: to tread down, compress; pack together, store up, 1.433; load, w. acc. and dat., 3.465; throng around, attend, 4.136.

carīna, ae, f.: the keel of a ship, ship, 4.398; a boat, 6.391; frame, timber, 5.682.

Dōdōnaeus, a, um: (adj.), of, Dodona; Dodonaean, 3.466.

lebēs, ētis, m.: a kettle or caldron, 3.466.

lōrīca, ae, f.: a leather corselet; a corselet of any material; a hauberk, cuirass, coat of mail, 3.467; 10.485, et al. (lōrum)

cōnserō, seruī, sertus, 3, a.: to tie together; fasten, 3.594; arm, 11.771; cōnserere proelia, to join battle, engage in, fight, 2.398.

hāmus, ī, m.: a hook, ring, 3.467.

trilīx, īcis: adj. (trēs and līcium, thread), of three threads or leashes; of three layers of thread; three-ply; triple, 3.467.

cōnus, ī, m.: a cone; the metallic point or apex of a helmet, 3.468.

īnsīgnis, e: beautiful, 3.468; splendid, adorned, 4.134; conspicuous, 6.808; marked, renowned, distinguished, 1.10; illustrious, glorious, 10.450. (in and sīgnum)

galea, ae, f.: a helmet, either of leather or of metal, 3.468, et al.

crista, ae, f.: a crest, plume, 3.468; helmet, 7.185.

comāns, antis: hairy, 3.468; crested, 2.391; leafy, 12.413. (como -are)

Neoptolemus, ī, m.: Neoptolemus or Pyrrhus, the son of Achilles, 3.333. See also Pyrrhus.

rēmigium, iī, n.: a rowing; oarage, rowing movement, 1.301; body of rowers, oarsmen; a crew, 3.471; rēmigium ālārum = ālae, wings, 6.19. (rēmex)

suppleō, plēvī, plētus, 2, a.: to fill up; to supply, furnish, 3.471. (sub and pleō, fill)

īnstruō, strūxi, strūctus, 3, n.: to build upon; build up; arrange, draw up ships or troops, 2.254; 8.676; prepare, 1.638; furnish, equip, supply, 3.231; support, 6.831; instruct, train, 2.152.

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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-iii-463-471