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Quote of the day: Such a lethargy had come over his spirit
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The Aeneid by Virgil
translated by Theodore C. Williams
Book I Chapter 2: Introduction (cont.)
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O Muse, the causes tell! What sacrilege,
or vengeful sorrow, moved the heavenly Queen [Note 1]
to thrust on dangers dark and endless toil
a man [Note 2] whose largest honor in men's eyes
was serving Heaven? Can gods such anger feel?

Note 1: Queen = Juno
Note 2: man = Aeneas

Event: The Gods interfere in the Aeneid

8-11
Musa, mihi causas memora, quo numine laeso,
quidve dolens, regina deum tot volvere casus
insignem pietate virum, tot adire labores
impulerit. Tantaene animis caelestibus irae?