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Edited by: Christopher Francese, Meghan Reedy, et al.

Vergil, Aeneid IV 450-473

Tum vērō īnfēlīx Fātīs exterrita Dīdō450

mortem ōrat; taedet caelī convexa tuērī.

Quō magis inceptum peragat lūcemque relinquat,

vīdit, tūricremīs cum dōna impōneret ārīs,

(horrendum dictū) laticēs nigrēscere sacrōs

fūsaque in obscēnum sē vertere vīna cruōrem;455

Hoc vīsum nūllī, nōn ipsī effāta sorōrī.

Praetereā fuit in tēctīs dē marmore templum

coniugis antīquī, mīrō quod honōre colēbat,

velleribus niveīs et fēstā fronde revīnctum:

hinc exaudīrī vōcēs et verba vocantis460

vīsa virī, nox cum terrās obscūra tenēret,

sōlaque culminibus fērālī carmine būbō

saepe querī et longās in flētum dūcere vōcēs;

multaque praetereā vātum praedicta priōrum

terribilī monitū horrificant. Agit ipse furentem465

in somnīs ferus Aenēās, semperque relinquī

sōla sibī, semper longam incomitāta vidētur

īre viam et Tyriōs dēsertā quaerere terrā,

Eumenidum velutī dēmēns videt agmina Pentheus

et sōlem geminum et duplicēs sē ostendere Thēbās,470

aut Agamemnonius scaenīs agitātus Orestēs,

armātam facibus mātrem et serpentibus ātrīs

cum fugit ultrīcēsque sedent in līmine Dīrae.

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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-iv-450-473