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

Vergil, Aeneid V 315-347

Haec ubi dicta, locum capiunt signōque repente315

corripiunt spatia audītō līmenque relinquunt,

effūsī nimbō similēs. simul ultima signant,

Prīmus abit longēque ante omnia corpora Nīsus

ēmicat et ventīs et fulminis ōcior ālīs;

proximus huic, longō sed proximus intervallō,320

īnsequitur Salius; spatiō post deinde relictō

tertius Euryalus;

Euryalumque Helymus sequitur; quō deinde sub ipsō

ecce volat calcemque terit iam calce Diōrēs

incumbēns umerō, spatia et sī plūra supersint325

trānseat ēlāpsus prior ambiguumque relinquat.

Iamque ferē spatiō extrēmō fessīque sub ipsam

fīnem adventābant, lēvī cum sanguine Nīsus

lābitur īnfēlīx, caesīs ut forte iuvencīs

fūsus humum viridīsque super madefēcerat herbās.330

hīc iuvenis iam victor ovāns vēstīgia pressō

haud tenuit titubāta solō, sed prōnus in ipsō

concidit immundōque fimō sacrōque cruōre.

nōn tamen Euryalī, nōn ille oblītus amōrum:

nam sēsē opposuit Saliō per lūbrica surgēns;335

ille autem spissā iacuit revolūtus harēnā,

Ēmicat Euryalus et mūnere victor amīcī

prīma tenet, plausūque volat fremitūque secundō.

post Helymus subit et nunc tertia palma Diōrēs.

Hīc tōtum caveae consessum ingentis et ōra340

prīma patrum magnīs Salius clāmōribus implet,

ēreptumque dolō reddī sibi poscit honōrem.

Tūtātur favor Euryalum lacrimaeque decōrae,

grātior et pulchrō veniēns in corpore virtūs.

adiuvat et magnā prōclāmat vōce Diōrēs,345

quī subiit palmae frūstrāque ad praemia vēnit

ultima, sī prīmī Saliō reddentur honōrēs.

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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-v-315-347