Vergil, Aeneid VII 192-211

Tali intus templo diuum patriaque Latinus

sede sedens Teucros ad sese in tecta uocauit,

atque haec ingressis placido prior edidit ore:

'dicite, Dardanidae (neque enim nescimus et urbem195

et genus, auditique aduertitis aequore cursum),

quid petitis? quae causa rates aut cuius egentis

litus ad Ausonium tot per uada caerula uexit?

siue errore uiae seu tempestatibus acti,

qualia multa mari nautae patiuntur in alto,200

fluminis intrastis ripas portuque sedetis,

ne fugite hospitium, neue ignorate Latinos

Saturni gentem haud uinclo nec legibus aequam,

sponte sua ueterisque dei se more tenentem.

atque equidem memini (fama est obscurior annis)205

Auruncos ita ferre senes, his ortus ut agris

Dardanus Idaeas Phrygiae penetrarit ad urbes

Threiciamque Samum, quae nunc Samothracia fertur.

hinc illum Corythi Tyrrhena ab sede profectum

aurea nunc solio stellantis regia caeli210

accipit et numerum diuorum altaribus auget.'

CORE VOCABULARY

intus: (adv.), within, 1.294, et al. (in)

Latīnus, ī, m.: Latinus, a king of Latium, whose capital was Laurentum, and whose daughter, Lavinia, became the wife of Aeneas, 6.891, et al. (Latium)

Teucrī, ōrum, m.: the Trojans, descendants of Teucer, 1.38, et al.; adj., Teucrian, Trojan, 9.779, et al. (Teucer)

placidus, a, um: adj. (placeō), gentle, calm, tranquil, peaceful, serene, 5.848; inactive, idle, 9.187; friendly, propitious, 3.266; (adv.), placidē, gently, softly, quietly, calmly, 5.86.

Dardanidēs, ae, m.: a son or descendant of Dardanus; Aeneas, 10.545; pl., Dardanidae, ārum (um), the Trojans, 1.560, et al.; adj., Dardanian, Trojan, 2.59.

ratis, is, f.: a raft, float; bark, boat, ship, 1.43, et al.

egeō, uī, 2, n.: to be in want or need; (w. abl. or gen.), to want, need, 2.522; to be poor, destitute, 1.384; to feel the need of, be desirous of, 5.751.

Ausonius, a, um: adj. (Auson), Ausonian; Italian, 4.349; subst., Ausoniī, ōrum, m., the Ausonians; Italians, 11.253.

vadum, ī, n.: a ford; a shallow, shoal, 1.112; sand-bank, 10.303; shallow water, 11.628; bottom, depth, 1.126; water, tide, stream, 6.320; water of the sea, 5.158; wave, sea, 7.198.

caerulus, a, um: (adj.), dark blue, 2.381; sea-colored, azure, 5.819; dark; black, 3.64; subst., caerula, ōrum, n., the dark blue waters; the sea, 3.208.

sīve or seu: (conj.), or if, freq.; or, 5.69; elliptical, 11.327; sīve (seu) — sīve (seu), whether — or, 1.569, 570; either — or, 4.240, 241.

nauta, ae, m.: a boatman, ferryman, 6.315; sailor, mariner, 3.207. (nāvis)

altum, ī, n.: the deep; the lofty; the deep sea, the main, the deep, 1.3; the sky, heaven, air, 1.297; from far, far-fetched, remote, 8.395. (altus)

portus, ūs, m.: a port, harbor, haven, 1.159, et al; (fig.), 7.598.

hospitium, iī, n.: the relation of host and guest; hospitality, 10.460; friendly reception, entertainment; protection, hospitality, welcome, 1.299; guest-land, ally, 3.15; refuge, 1.540; alliance, 11.114. (hospes)

nēve or neu: (conj.), or not, and not, nor, neither, w. subj. or imperat., 7.202; ne — neu (nēve), that not — nor, lest — or lest, 2.188.

ignōrō, āvī, ātus, 1, a.: not to know; to be ignorant of, 5.849. (rel. to ignārus)

Latīnī, ōrum, m.: the people of Latium; the Latins, 12.823, et al.

Sāturnus, ī, m.: a deified king of Latium, whose reign was the “golden age"; identified by the Romans with the Greek Cronos, 8.319, et al.

nec or neque: (adv. and conj.), and not; neither, nor, 1.643, et al.; in prohibition, 3.394, et al.; neque (nec) — neque (nec), neither — nor, 5.21, et al.; nec — et, or -que, may be rendered neither — nor, 12.801; 2.534; nec nōn, and also, nor less, 6.183; nec nōn et, and also, 1.707.

sponte, f.: abl. of obs. spōns, of which only the gen., spontis, and abl. occur, by or of one's own will, of its own or their own will, 4.341; of one's self, of itself, of themselves, 6.82; freely, voluntarily, spontaneously; nōn sponte, helplessly, 11.828.

equidem: (adv.), indeed, at least, certainly, surely; w. first person, for my part, 1.238. (demonstr. e or ec and quidem)

meminī, isse, def. a. and n.: (w. acc., gen., or inf.), to have in mind; remember, be mindful, recollect, 1.203; distinguish, 3.202. (rel. to mēns)

obscūrus, a, um: (adj.), dim, dark, dusky, obscure, 1.411; uncertain; of persons, unseen, 2.135; in the darkness, 6.268; pl., obscūra, ōrum, dim places; obscurity, uncertainty, 6.100.

Auruncus, a, um: adj. (Aurunca), Auruncan, of Aurunca, an ancient town of Campania, 12.94.

ut (utī): (adv., interrog.), in what manner, how? 1.466, et al.; sometimes with indic. in a dependent question, 6.855; how gladly, 8.154.

Dardanus, ī, m.: Dardanus, son of Jupiter and Electra, father of the Trojan line of kings, and thus progenitor of the Romans, 6.650, et al.

Īdaeus, a, um: (adj.), of Mount Ida (either in Crete or in the Troad), Idaean, 3.105; 2.696, et al.; pertaining to Cybele, goddess of the Trojan Ida, 9.112.

Phrygia, ae, f.: Phrygia, the Troad, 7.207. (Phryx)

penetrō, āvī, ātus, 1, a. and n.: to penetrate, reach, 1.243; attain to, go as far as, penetrate to, 7.207. (rel. to penitus)

Thrēicius, a, um: (adj.), Thracian, 3.51, et al.; Thracian in character, northern, 11.659.

Sāmos (-us), ī, f.: Samos, an island southwest of Ephesus, near the coast of Ionia, 1.16.

Samothrācia, ae, f.: Thracian Samos, a small island about thirty-eight miles south of the Thracian coast, supposed by some to have been colonized from Samos, 7.208.

Corythus, ī, m.: an ancient city of Etruria, later, and now Cortona, 3.170.

Tyrrhēnus, a, um: adj. (Tyrrhēnī), Tyrrhenian; Etruscan, Tuscan, 1.67; subst., Tyrrhēnus, ī, m., a Tuscan, 10.787.

solium, iī, n.: a seat, 8.178; throne, 1.506.

stellō, no perf, ātus, 1, n. and a.: to cover over with stars; to stud with stars; p., stellāns, antis, starry, 7.210; p., stellātus, a, um, set with stars; (fig.), glittering, gleaming, 4.261. (stella)

rēgia: a palace, 7.171. (rēgius, a, um, sc. domus)

altāria, ium, n.: the upper part of an altar; a high altar, 7.211; an altar, 2.515. (altus)

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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-vii-192-211