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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Orpheus
 
The Asmenidae (circa 400 A.D.)
 
 
THREICIVS quondam uates fide creditur canora
  mouisse sensus tristium ferarum
atque amnis tenuisse uagos, sed et alites uolantis,
  et surda cantu concitasse saxa,
suauisonaeque modos testudinis arbores secutae        5
  umbram feruntur praebuisse uati.
scilicet haud potuit, quae sunt sine, permouere, sensu
  (finxere docti fabulam poetae),
sed placidis hominum dictis fera corda mitigauit
  doctaque uitam uoce temperauit;        10
iustitiam docuit, coetu uaga congregauit uno,
  moresque agrestis expoliuit Orpheus.
 

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