1. Vergil Aeneid 1.1-11

 

Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris

Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit

litora, multum ille et terris iactatus et alto

vi superum saevae memorem Iunonis ob iram;

multa quoque et bello passus, dum conderet urbem,                       5

inferretque deos Latio, genus unde Latinum,

Albanique patres, atque altae moenia Romae.

Musa, mihi causas memora, quo numine laeso,

quidve dolens, regina deum tot volvere casus

insignem pietate virum, tot adire labores                                         10

impulerit. Tantaene animis caelestibus irae?

 

  1. Give the general meaning of this passage in FIVE coherent sentences.
  2. Scan lines 10-11 and read them aloud.
  3. How does this passage foreshadow events that come to pass in Book Four (the story of Dido and Aeneas)? Where appropriate explain how the poet emphasizes these points in his literary style.
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