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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Vergil Quatrains
 
The Asmenidae (circa 400 A.D.)
 
 
(a) Asclepiadius.

  SICANIVS uates siluis, Ascraeus in aruis,
    Maeonius bellis ipse poeta fui.
  Mantua se uita praeclari iactat alumni,
    Parthenope famam morte Maronis habet.
 
(b) Vitalis.

  Prima mihi Musa est sub fagi Tityrus umbra.
        5
    ad mea nauus humum iussa colonus arat.
  proeliaque expertos cecini Troiana Latinos;
    perque meos cineres inclita Parthenope.
 
(c) Euphorbius.

  Romuleum Sicula qui fingit carmen auena
    ruricolasque docet qua ratione serant,        10
  quique Latinorum memorat fera bella Phrygumque,
    hic cubat, hic meruit perpetuam requiem.
 

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