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Music, Art and Literature
Book 4 Translation Quiz #1
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Interea magno misceri murmure caelum incipit (160-161)
Meanwhile the sky begins to be mixed with a great murmur
insequitur commixta grandine nimbus (161)
the cloud follows with hail having been mixed in
et Tyrii comites passim et Troiana iuventus
Dardaniusque nepos Veneris diversa per agros
tecta metu petiere; (162-164)
Both the Tyrian comrades and Trojan youth and the Dardanian grandson of Venus sought diverse roofs through the fields out of fear, here and there.
ruunt de montibus amnes.(164)
Streams run from the mountains.
speluncam Dido dux et Troianus eandem deveniunt. (165-166)
Dido and the Trojan leader reached the same cave.
prima et Tellus et pronuba Iuno
dant signum; (166-167)
Both Mother Earth and Juno as a matron gave a sign.
fulsere ignes et conscius aether conubiis summoque ulularunt vertice Nymphae. (167-168)
The fires flashed and the upper air is aware of the weddings and the nymphs howled from the highest peak.
ille dies primus leti primusque malorum
causa fuit; (169-170)
That day first was the cause of her death and first was the cause of her troubles.
neque enim specie famave movetur nec iam furtivum Dido meditatur amorem: (170-171)
For neither is she moved by appearance or reputation, nor now does she consider her love secret.
coniugium vocat, hoc praetexit nomine culpam. (172)
She calls it marriage, she conceals her fault by this name.
Extemplo Libyae magnas it Fama per urbes, (173)
Immediately, Rumor goes through the great cities of Libya.
Fama, malum qua non aliud velocius ullum: (174)
Rumor, than whom not any other evil is more swift.
mobilitate viget virisque adquirit eundo, (175)
It flourishes with mobility and gathers strength by going.
parva metu primo, mox sese attollit in auras
ingrediturque solo et caput inter nubila condit. (176-177)
At first, small with fear, soon it lifts itself into the air and proceeds along the ground and buries its head among the clouds.
illam Terra parens ira inritata deorum
extremam, ut perhibent, Coeo Enceladoque sororem
progenuit pedibus celerem et pernicibus alis, (178-180)
Mother Earth, enraged by the anger of the gods birthed her last as they say as a sister to Coeus and Enceladus, swift on her feet and with her nimble wings,
monstrum horrendum, ingens, cui quot sunt corpore plumae, (181)
a horrible monster, huge, for whom are as many feathers as on the body,
tot vigiles oculi subter (mirabile dictu), (182)
so many watchful eyes are beneath (strange to say)
tot linguae, totidem ora sonant, tot subrigit auris. (183)
so many tongues, the mouths resound just as many things, she raises so many ears.
nocte volat caeli medio terraeque per umbram
stridens, nec dulci declinat lumina somno; (184-185)
at night, she flies in the middle of heaven and earth whirring through the shadows, she does not lower her eyes in sweet sleep.
luce sedet custos aut summi culmine tecti turribus aut altis, et magnas territat urbes (186-187)
At light, she sits as a guardian either on the peak of the highest roof or on lofty towers and she terrifies great cities
tam ficti pravique tenax quam nuntia veri. (188)
so tenacious a messenger of fiction and depravity as a messenger of truth
haec tum multiplici populos sermone replebat
gaudens, et pariter facta atque infecta canebat: (189-190)
She then was filling the people with various speech rejoicing, and singing equally fact and fiction
venisse Aenean Troiano sanguine cretum, (191)
that Aeneas had come born of Trojan blood,
cui se pulchra viro dignetur iungere Dido; (192)
to whom as her husband beautiful Dido deemed herseld worthy to join
nunc hiemem inter se luxu, quam longa, fovere
regnorum immemores turpique cupidine captos. (193-194)
Now, they were cherishing the winter amongst themselves in luxury, forgetful of their kingdoms and captured by shameful desure.
haec passim dea foeda virum diffundit in ora. (195)
These things especially the foul goddess pours into the mouths of men.
protinus ad regem cursus detorquet Iarban
incenditque animum dictis atque aggerat iras. (196-197)
Immediately, she turns her courses to King Iarbus and she inflames his spirit with words and increases his angers.
Hic Hammone satus rapta Garamantide nympha (198)
This man, born to Hammon with the Garamantian nymph having been raped
templa Iovi centum latis immania regnis, centum aras posuit viligemque sacraverat ignem (199-200)
He placed a hundred immense temples to Jove in his wide kingdom, he placed a hundred alters and had sanctified a watchful fire.
excubias divum aeternas, pecudumque cruore
pingue solum et variis florentia limina sertis. (201-202)
The eternal protectors of the gods, and the ground was thick with the blood of cattle and the thresholds were flourishing with various wreaths
isque amens animi et rumore accensus amaro dicitur ante aras media inter numina divum multa Iovem manibus supplex orasse supinis: (203-205)
and he mad in his mind and having been killed by the unpleasant rumor, he is said to have prayed as a suppliant, to Jupiter for many things with hands flat.
'Iuppiter omnipotens, cui nunc Maurusia pictis
gens epulata toris Lenaeum libat honorem,
aspicis haec? (206-208)
All powerful Jupiter, to whom now the Moorish race having dined on painted couches pous a banquet honor, do you see these things?
an te, genitor, cum fulmina torques
nequiquam horremus, caecique in nubibus ignes
terrificant animos et inania murmura miscent? (208-210)
Or father when you hurl your lightning bolts, do we shudder at you in vain and do your blind fires in the clouds terrify spirits and do your empty murmurs mix?
femina, quae nostris errans in finibus urbem
exiguam pretio posuit, cui litus arandum
cuique loci leges dedimus, conubia nostra
reppulit ac dominum Aenean in regna recepit. (210-214)
The woman, who wandering in our borders placed a small city with a price to whom we gave a shore to be plowed and to whom we have laws of the land, she rejected our marriages and received Aeneas as a lord in her kingdoms.
et nunc ille Paris cum semiviro comitatu,
Maeonia mentum mitra crinemque madentem
subnexus, rapto potitur: (215-217)
And now that Paris, with a half man band, having tied his beard and his matted hair with a Maeonian cap, he gains plunder
nos munera templis
quippe tuis ferimus famamque fovemus inanem.' (217-218)
Surely, we bear gifts to your temples and we cherish your empty fame.
ut primum alatis tetigit magalia plantis,
Aenean fundantem arces ac tecta novantem
As soon as he touched the huts with his winged heels, he catches sight of Aeneas establishing citadels and renewing roofs.
atque illi stellatus iaspide fulva
ensis erat Tyrioque ardebat murice laena
demissa ex umeris, dives quae munera Dido
fecerat, et tenui telas discreverat auro. (261-264)
and so the sword for that one starry with yellow jasper and the cloak having been cast down from his shoulder was burning with Tyrian purple, which gifts wealthy Dido has made and she had separated the webs with thin gold.
continuo invadit: 'tu nunc Karthaginis altae
fundamenta locas pulchramque uxorius urbem
Immediately he addresses him, "How are you placing the foundations of High Carthage, and are you, wife ruled, building the beautiful city?
heu, regni rerumque oblite tuarum! (267)
Alas, forgetful of your kingdom and your affairs?
ipse deum tibi me claro demittit Olympo regnator, caelum et terras qui numine torquet, ipse haec ferre iubet celeris mandata per auras: (268-270)
The rulers of the gods himself sends me to your from high Olympus who hurls the sky and the Earth by his divinity, he himself orders me to bring these orders through the swift airs.
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