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The Aeneid by Virgil
translated by Theodore C. Williams
Book IX Chapter 19: Incantation
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Aid, O Calliope, the martial song!
Tell me what carnage and how many deaths
the sword of Turnus wrought: what peer in arms
each hero to the world of ghosts sent down.
Unroll the war's great book before these eyes.

Event: Attack of Turnus on the Trojan camp

525-528
Vos, o Calliope, precor, aspirate canenti
quas ibi tum ferro strages, quae funera Turnus
ediderit, quem quisque uirum demiserit Orco,
et mecum ingentis oras euoluite belli.