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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
An Eagle of Roman Song
 
Claudian (c.370–c.404)
 
 
PARVOS non aquilis fas est educere fetus
  ante fidem solis iudiciumque poli.
nam pater, excusso saluit cum tegmine proles
  ouaque maternus rupit hiulca tepor,
protinus implumis conuertit ad aethera nidos        5
  et recto flammas imperat ore pati.
consulit ardentis radios et luce magistra
  natorum uiris ingeniumque probat.
degenerem refugo torsit qui lumine uisum,
  unguibus hunc saeuis ira paterna ferit.        10
exploratores oculis qui pertulit ignis
  sustinuitque acie nobiliore diem,
nutritur uolucrumque potens et fulminis heres,
  gesturus summo tela trisulca Ioui.
me quoque Pieriis temptatum saepius antris        15
  audet magna suo mittere Roma deo.
iam dominas auris, iam regia tecta meremur
  et chelys Augusto iudice nostra sonat.
 

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