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The Aeneid

By

Virgil

QUOTATION: O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts!
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneas, in Aeneid, bk. 3, l. 56-7 (19 B.C.), trans. by J.W. MacKail (1908).

QUOTATION: From a single crime know the nation.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 2, l. 65.

QUOTATION: The gods thought otherwise.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 2, l. 428 (19 B.C.).

QUOTATION: The land of joy, the lovely glades of the fortunate woods and the home of the blest.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 6, l. 638 (19 B.C.), trans. by David West (1991).

QUOTATION: Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 1, l. 203.

QUOTATION: Arms, and the man I sing.
[Arma virumque cano.]
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 1, l. 1 (19 B.C.), trans. by John Dryden (1697).

QUOTATION: Each of us suffers his own fate in the after-life.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Anchises, in Aeneid, bk. 6, l. 743 (19 B.C.), trans. by David West (1991).

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