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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
The Aeneid
 
Vergil (70 B.C.–19 B.C.)
 
 
a
To venus, to prosper his Aeneid

SI mihi susceptum fuerit decurrere munus,
O Paphon, o sedes quae colis Idalias,
Troius Aeneas Romana per oppida digno
  iam tandem ut tecum carmine uectus eat:
non ego ture modo aut picta tua templa tabella        5
  ornabo et puris serta feram manibus—
corniger hos aries humilis et maxima taurus
  uictima sacrato sparget honore focos:
marmoreusque tibi, tibi mille coloribus ales
  in morem picta stabit Amor pharetra.        10
adsis o Cytherea: tuos te Caesar Olympo
  et Surrentini litoris ara uocat.
 
b
A Cancelled Proem to the Aeneid

ILLE ego qui quondam gracili modulatus auena
carmen, et egressus siluis uicina coegi
ut quamuis auido parerent arua colono,        15
gratum opus agricolis: at nunc horrentia Martis.
 

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