Vergil, Aeneid III 84-89

Templa deī saxō venerābar strūcta vetustō:

'Dā propriam, Thymbraee, domum; dā moenia fessīs85

et genus et mānsūram urbem; servā altera Trōiae

Pergama, rēliquiās Danaüm atque immītis Achillī.

Quem sequimur? quōve īre iubēs? ubi pōnere sēdēs?

Dā, pater, augurium atque animīs inlābere nostrīs.'

CORE VOCABULARY

veneror, ātus sum, 1, dep. a.: to venerate, reverence, revere, 3.79; adore, worship, 5.745; bow before, kneel at, 12.220; p., venerātus, a, um, (pass.), supplicated, entreated, 3.460.

struō, strūxī, strūctus, 3, a.: to place side by side or upon; to pile up; build, erect, 3.84; cover, load, 5.54; arrange, 1.704; like īnstruō, to form or draw out a line of battle, 9.42; (fig.), to plan, purpose, intend, 4.271; bring about, effect, 2.60. (rel. to sternō)

vetustus, a, um: old, ancient, 2.713. (vetus)

Thymbraeus, a, um: adj. (Thymbra), of Thymbra, a town in the Troad, in which was a temple of Apollo; hence, Thymbraean, an epithet of Apollo, 3.85.

Trōia, ae, f.: 1. Troy, the capital of the Troad, 2.625, et al. 2. A city built by Helenus in Epirus, 3.349. 3. A part of the city of Acesta in Sicily, 5.756. 4. The name of an equestrian game of Roman boys, 5.602.

Pergama, ōrum, n., Pergamum, ī, n., and Pergamus (-os), ī, f.: 1. The citadel or walls of Troy, 3.87; Troy, 4.344, et al. 2. The Trojan citadel of Helenus in Epirus, 3.336.

rēliquiae, ārum, f.: the things left; remnant, 1.30; relics, remains, 4.343. (relinquō)

Danaī, ōrum, m.: the Greeks, 2.327.

immītis, e: (adj.), not mellow; not mild; merciless, fierce, cruel, ruthless, 1.30.

Achillēs, is (eos or ī), m.: the son of Peleus, king of Thessaly, and Thetis, daughter of Nereus, 1.468, et al.

iubeō, iussī (fut. perf. iussō for iusserō, 11.467), iussus, 2, a.: to order, request, usually w. inf., freq.; bid, 2.3; ask, invite, 1.708; will, wish, desire, 3.261; direct, enjoin, admonish, 3.697; persuade, advise, 2.37; to clear by command, 10.444; w. subj., 10.53.

augurium, iī, n.: the business of the augur; augury, divination, 1.392; an augury, omen, portent, 2.703; oracle, 3.89; presage, 5.523. (augur)

inlābor, lāpsus sum, 3, dep. n.: to glide or fall into, w. dat.; move into, 2.240; descend into, inspire, 3.89.

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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-84-89