Tuesday, March 15th, 2011...4:48 pmChris Francese

O Socii (Vergil, Aeneid 1.198-209)

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O Socii

‘O socii—neque enim ignari sumus ante malorum—
O passi graviora, dabit deus his quoque finem.
Vos et Scyllaeam rabiem penitusque sonantis 200
accestis scopulos, vos et Cyclopea saxa
experti: revocate animos, maestumque timorem
mittite: forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.
Per varios casus, per tot discrimina rerum
tendimus in Latium; sedes ubi fata quietas 205
ostendunt; illic fas regna resurgere Troiae.
Durate, et vosmet rebus servate secundis.’
Talia voce refert, curisque ingentibus aeger
spem voltu simulat, premit altum corde dolorem.



1 Comment

  • Really enjoyed this! I am just a beginner with the Aeneid, so I appreciated the comparison with the Odyssey, as well as the comments about the structure of the lines.

    Thanks!

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