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arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris

Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit

litora, multum ille et terris iactatus et alto

vi superum saevae memorem Iunonis ob iram;

I sing of arms and the man, who, a fugitive by fate,

first came from the coast of Troy to Italy, and to the

Lavinian shores – hurled about greatly on both lands and sea,

by the will of the gods, on account of the unforgetting anger of cruel Juno;

2

multa quoque et bello passus, dum conderet urbem,

inferretque deos Latio, genus unde Latinum,

Albanique patres, atque altae moenia Romae.

having also suffered many things in war, until he founded a city

and brought his gods to Latium: from whom the Latin people

came, the lords of Alba Longa, the walls of high Rome.

3

Musa, mihi causas memora, quo numine laeso,

quidve dolens, regina deum tot volvere casus

insignem pietate virum, tot adire labores

impulerit. tantaene animis caelestibus irae?

Muse, tell me the causes: after which power had been offended,

or grieving what, did the Queen of Heaven drive a man,

famed for piety, to endure such dangers, to face so many

trials? Can there be such anger in the minds of the gods?