aeneid book 1 translation

Translated by Fairclough, H R. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 63 & 64. Next he shares out the wine that the good Acestes had stowed, in jars, on the Trinacrian coast, and that hero had given them. Aeneid Book 1, Lines 195 to 207 : Vina bonus quae deinde cadis onerarat Acestes litore Trinacrio dederatque abeuntibus heros, dividit, et dictis maerentia pectora mulcet: `O socii---neque enim ignari sumus ante malorum---O passi graviora, dabit deus his quoque finem. sighing often, and his face wet with the streaming tears. Bookmark the permalink. But the lad Ascanius, now surnamed Iulus – Ilus he was, while the Ilian state stood firm in sovereignty – shall fulfil in empire thirty great circles of rolling months, shall ships his throne from Lavinium’s seat, and, great in power, shall build the walls of Alba Longa. and a dark grove overhangs the water, with leafy shade: under the headland opposite is a cave, curtained with rock. Now our forefather Aeneas and the youth of Troy. There in a deep inlet lies a spot, where an island forms a harbour with the barrier of its side, on which every wave from the main is broken, then parts into receding ripples. Arma virumque canō, Trōiae quī prīmus ab ōrīs Ītaliam, fātō profugus, Lāvīniaque vēnit lītora, multum ille et terrīs iactātus et altō inside it, fresh water, and seats of natural stone, the home of Nymphs. from the fleet, and the Trojans, with a passion for dry land. Thee shall come a day, as the sacred seasons glide past, when the house of Assaracus shall bring into bondage Phthia and famed Mycenae, and hold lordship over vanquished Argos. The king, blinded by greed for gold. I wish your king Aeneas himself were here, driven, by that same storm! He knew her for his mother, and as she fled pursued her with these words: “Why, cruel like others, do you so often mock your son with vain phantoms? Sidonian Dido was first amazed at the hero’s looks. to have settled, or be gazing down now at those who already have. and loved with a great love by the wretched girl, whose father gave her as a virgin to him, and wed them, with great solemnity. and graze in long lines along the valley. For she’d slung her bow from her shoulders, at the ready. and your voice is more than human: oh, a goddess for certain! I ask your help, and humbly call on your divine will. Here in the grove something new appeared that calmed his fears, for the first time, here for the first time Aeneas dared to hope. They, to the mountain’s mighty moans, chafe blustering around the barriers. rich in wealth, and very savage in pursuit of war. [372] “O goddess, should I, tracing back from the first beginning, go on to tell, and you have leisure to hear the story of our woes, sooner would heaven close and evening lay the day to rest. He, having hung in an embrace round Aeneas’s neck. under whose summits the whole sea is calm, far and wide: then, above that, is a scene of glittering woods. the grain over the flames, and grind it on stone. These, as well as several other more recent translations and academic commentaries, appear in the booklist (left below). You see the kingdom of Carthage, Tyrians, Agenor’s city: but bordered by Libyans, a people formidable in war. if you’ve seen my sister wandering here by any chance. Only 50 copies, privately printed. Father, what thought has changed. breaks, and divides into diminishing ripples. her knees bare, and her flowing tunic gathered up in a knot. Surely you promised that at some point, as the years rolled by. the she-wolf’s tawny pelt, and found the walls of Mars. to the sea, while shadows cross mountain slopes, while the sky nourishes the stars.’ So saying he grasps. following my given fate, my mother, a goddess, showing the way: barely seven are left, wrenched from the wind and waves. to whom the whole world’s closed, because of the Italian lands? Aeneas marvels at the massive buildings, mere huts once; marvels at the gates, the din and paved high-roads. of Antheus and his storm-tossed Phrygian galleys. Amazed was he; amazed, too, was Achates, thrilled with joy and fear. and kept far away from the shores of Italy. during the reign of the Emperor Augustus. I have fourteen Nymphs of outstanding beauty: of whom I’ll name Deiopea, the loveliest in looks. catches the fire in the leaves, places dry fuel round it. The Society. Inform us, pray, beneath what sky, on what coasts of the world, we are cast; knowing nothing of countries or peoples we wander driven hither by wind and huge billows. The goddess was turned away, her eyes fixed on the ground. round the whole ocean, keeping them far from Latium: they wandered for many years, driven by fate over all the seas. Only one is missing, whom we saw plunged in the waves: all else is in accord with your mother’s words.’, ‘Dido and Aeneas’ - Nicolas Verkolye (The Netherlands, 1673–1746), Getty Open Content Program, He’d scarcely spoken when the mist surrounding them. killed the unwary Sychaeus, secretly, with a knife, impiously. the bravery, the men, or so great a blaze of warfare. Penthesilea in fury leads the crescent-shielded ranks of Amazons and blazes amid her thousands; a golden belt she binds below her naked breast, and, as a warrior queen, dares battle, a maid clashing with men. and rich in substance throughout the ages. showed them: so the race would be noted in war. joyfully spreading sail, bronze keel ploughing the brine. The city I build is yours: beach your ships: Trojans and Tyrians will be treated by me without distinction. and your ships recalled, driven to safety by the shifting winds. Achates, hastening to fulfil. and explore the place, to find what shores he has reached, on the wind, who owns them (since he sees desert). The fleet he hides in over-arching groves beneath a hollow rock, closely encircled by trees and quivering shade; then, Achates alone attending, himself strides forth, grasping in hand two shafts, tipped with broad steel. What thought, father, ahs turned you? So come, young lords, and enter our palace. the hollow mountain on the side: and the winds, formed ranks. a new city, and curb proud tribes with your justice. Virgil's Æneid, books I-VI; the original text with a literal interlinear translation Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. knowing nothing of the people or the country: many a sacrifice to you will fall at the altars, under our hand.’. or the summit of Eryx, and Acestes for king. chased by the Trojan youth, and, there, the Trojans fled. Dispel your fears; this fame will bring you some salvation.”. But in her sleep came the very ghost of her unburied husband; raising his pale face in wondrous wise, he lad bare the cruel altars and his breast pierced with steel, unveiling all the secret horror of the house. keeps the writhing winds, and the roaring tempests. had scattered over the sea and carried far off to other shores. Next he shares the wine, which good Acestes had stowed in jars on the Trinacrian shore, and hero-like had given at parting; and, speaking thus, clams their sorrowing hearts: [198] “O comrades – for ere this we have not been ignorant of misfortune – you who have suffered worse, this also God will end. So he speaks, and feeds his spirit with the insubstantial frieze. [34] Hardly out of sight of Sicilian land were they spreading their sails seaward, and merrily ploughing the foaming brine with brazen prow, when Juno, nursing an undying wound deep in her heart, spoke thus to herself: “What! and the Ethiopian ranks and black Memnon’s armour. Not ignorant of ill I learn to aid distress.”. Above all, the unhappy Phoenician, doomed to impending ruin, cannot satiate her soul, but takes fire as she gazes, thrilled alike by the boy and by the gifts. Then the halls were silent. from which the river bursts, with a huge mountainous roar. Aeneas was our king, no one more just than him. These are some of the hardest lines of the poem! looked down on the sea with its flying sails, and the broad lands. In a moment clouds snatch sky and day from the Trojan’s eyes; black night broods over the deep. 3. Then he seeks the harbour and divides them among all his company. and sated the deceived father’s great love, seeks out the queen. Iolas, the long-haired, made. NOTE: I have quoted from the Day-Lewis translation of the Aeneid, rather than this Loeb volume, in the biography pages of Theoi.com. that I could not fall on the Ilian plains and gasp out this lifeblood at your hand – where, under the spear of Aeacides, fierce Hector lies prostrate, and mighty Sarpedon; where Simois seizes and sweeps beneath his waves so many shields and helms and bodies of the brave!”. and yours, East Wind: let Aeolus officiate in his palace, and be king in the closed prison of the winds.’. [643] Aeneas – for a father’s love did not suffer his heart to rest – speedily sends Achates forward to the ships to carry this news to Ascanius and lead him to the city; in Ascanius all his fond parental care is centred. At once he does his bidding, and, God willing it, the Phoenicians lay aside their savage thoughts; above all, the queen receives a gentle mind and gracious purpose toward the Teucrians. But who, pray, are you, or from what coasts come, or whither hold you your coarse?” As she questioned thus he replied, sighing and drawing every word deep from his breast. But it’s better to calm the running waves: you’ll answer to me later for this misfortune, with a different punishment. She herself soars high in the air, to Paphos, and returns to her home, with delight, where her temple and its hundred altars. and they set out vast bowls, and wreathed the wine with garlands. from the Trojan’s eyes: dark night rests on the sea. gather there, and recline on cloths of purple. Here Sidonian Dido was founding to Juno a mighty temple, rich in gifts and the presence of the goddess. Here some are digging harbours, here others lay the deep foundations of their theatre and hew out of the cliffs vast columns, fit adornments for the stage to be. O you who alone have pitied Troy’s unutterable woes, you who grant us – the remnant left by the Greeks, now outworn by every mischance of land and sea, and destitute of all – a share in your city and home, to pay you fitting thanks, Dido, is not in our power, nor in theirs who anywhere survive of Trojan race, scattered over the wide world. Then Romulus, proud in the tawny hide of the she-wolf, his nurse, shall take up the line, and found the walls of Mars and call the people Romans after his own name. His works include the Aeneid, an twelve book epic describing the founding of Latium by the Trojan hero Aeneas, and two pastoral poems--Eclogues and Georgics. The others prepare the spoil, the feast that is to be; they flay the hides from the ribs and lay bare the flesh; some cut it into pieces and impale it, still quivering, on spits; others set cauldrons on the shore and feed them with fire. while amazed he hangs there, rapt, with fixed gaze. Moved by this, Dido made ready her flight and her company. What violence drives you to savage shores? Then he bids her take speedy flight and leave her country, and to aid her journey brought to light treasures long hidden underground, a mass of gold and silver known to none. A din arises in the palace and voices roll through the spacious halls; lighted lamps hang down from the fretted roof of gold, and flaming torches drive out the night. Only go on, turn your steps where the path takes you.’, She spoke, and turning away she reflected the light, from her rose-tinted neck, and breathed a divine perfume. your mind? 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