Monday, December 02, 2019


Call to Repel the Invader

Vergil, Aeneid 12.260-264 (Tolumnius to the Rutulians; tr. H. Rushton Fairclough, rev. G.P. Goold):
With me, me, at your head, snatch up the sword, hapless people, whom, like frail birds, a shameless alien affrights with war, and violently ravages your coasts. He too will take to flight, and spread sail far across the deep.

                                           me, me duce ferrum
corripite, o miseri, quos improbus advena bello
territat invalidas ut avis, et litora vestra
vi populat. petet ille fugam penitusque profundo
vela dabit.

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