Entries from September 2008

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

The Death of Bitias (Vergil, Aeneid 9.703-716)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] tum Bitian ardentem oculis animisque frementem, non iaculo (neque enim iaculo uitam ille dedisset), sed magnum stridens contorta phalarica uenit fulminis acta modo, quam nec duo taurea terga nec duplici squama lorica fidelis et auro sustinuit; conlapsa ruunt immania membra, dat tellus gemitum et clipeum super intonat ingens. […]