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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Cassandra. ii
 
Quintus Ennius (239–169? B.C.)
 
 
MEA mater grauida parere se ardentem facem
uisa est in somnis Hecuba; quo facto pater
rex ipse Priamus somnio mentis metu
perculsus curis sumptus suspirantibus
exsacrificabat hostiis balantibus.        5
tum coniecturam postulat pacem petens
ut se edoceret obsecrans Apollinem
quo sese uertant tantae sortes somnium.
ibi ex oraclo uoce diuina edidit
Apollo puerum primus Priamo qui foret        10
postilla natus temperaret tollere:
eum esse exitium Troiae, pestem Pergamo.
 

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