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A chill shiver ran through the Trojans' hard bones and their king poured forth prayers from the depths of his heart (55): “Phoebus Apollo, you who have always pitied the Trojans' painful toils, who directed Paris' hands and arrow into the body of Aeacus' grandson, with you as guide, I have entered so many seas, girding mighty lands, the deeply set-back tribes of the Massyli and the lands bordered by the Syrtes (60). 6 Text and translation iam tandem Italiae fugientis prendimus oras; hac Troiana tenus fuerit fortuna secuta.

Trojan Aeneas, do you delay, do you delay over your vows and prayers? ” She spoke thus and fell silent. A chill shiver ran through the Trojans' hard bones and their king poured forth prayers from the depths of his heart (55): “Phoebus Apollo, you who have always pitied the Trojans' painful toils, who directed Paris' hands and arrow into the body of Aeacus' grandson, with you as guide, I have entered so many seas, girding mighty lands, the deeply set-back tribes of the Massyli and the lands bordered by the Syrtes (60).

You too, most hallowed priestess (65), informed in advance of the future, grant (nor do I ask for a realm not owed by my destiny) to the Trojans a settlement in Latium, along with their wandering gods and the buffeted deities of Troy. Then I shall found a temple of solid marble to Phoebus and Trivia, and festival days in Phoebus' name (70). You too does a great sanctuary await in my realm, for your responses and the secret revelations spoken to my people I shall place there and, kindly Sibyl, I shall set over them chosen men.

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