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

Vergil, Aeneid VIII 407-423

Inde ubi prima quies medio iam noctis abactae

curriculo expulerat somnum, cum femina primum,

cui tolerare colo uitam tenuique Minerua

impositum, cinerem et sopitos suscitat ignis410

noctem addens operi, famulasque ad lumina longo

exercet penso, castum ut seruare cubile

coniugis et possit paruos educere natos:

haud secus ignipotens nec tempore segnior illo

mollibus e stratis opera ad fabrilia surgit.415

Īnsula Sīcanium iūxtā latus Aeoliamque

ērigitur Liparēn fūmantibus ardua saxīs,

quam subter specus et Cyclōpum exēsa camīnīs

antra Aetnaea tonant, validīque incūdibus ictūs

audītī referunt gemitūs, strīduntque cavernīs420

strictūrae Chalybum et fornācibus īgnis anhēlat,

Volcānī domus et Volcānia nōmine tellūs.

Hōc tunc īgnipotēns caelō dēscendit ab altō.

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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-viii-407-423