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The Aeneid by Virgil
translated by Theodore C. Williams
Book XI Chapter 11: The council proceeds
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Soon as the envoys ceased, an answering sound
of troubled voices through the council flowed
of various note, as when its rocky bed
impedes an arrowy stream, and murmurs break
from the strait-channelled flood; the fringing shores
repeat the tumult of the clamorous wave.
But when their hearts and troublous tongues were still,
the king [Note 1], invoking first the gods in heaven,
thus from a lofty throne his sentence gave:

Note 1: king = Latinus

Event: Diomedes does not want to fight

Vix ea legati, uariusque per ora cucurrit
Ausonidum turbata fremor, ceu saxa morantur
cum rapidos amnis, fit clauso gurgite murmur
uicinaeque fremunt ripae crepitantibus undis.
ut primum placati animi et trepida ora quierunt,
praefatus diuos solio rex infit ab alto: