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The Aeneid by Virgil
translated by Theodore C. Williams
Book VI Chapter 11: Song of the Sibyl
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Ye gods! who rule the spirits of the dead!
Ye voiceless shades and silent lands of night!
O Phlegethon! O Chaos! let my song,
If it be lawful, in fit words declare
What I [Note 1] have heard; and by your help divine
Unfold what hidden things enshrouded lie
In that dark underworld of sightless gloom.

Note 1: I = Deiphobe

Event: Aeneas visits the Underworld

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Di, quibus imperium est animarum, umbraeque silentes
et Chaos et Phlegethon, loca nocte tacentia late,
sit mihi fas audita loqui, sit numine uestro
pandere res alta terra et caligine mersas.