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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;


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.


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?