1. Vergil Aeneid 4.1-8

 

At regina graui iamdudum saucia cura

uulnus alit uenis et caeco carpitur igni.

multa uiri uirtus animo multusque recursat

gentis honos; haerent infixi pectore uultus

uerbaque nec placidam membris dat cura quietem.        5

postera Phoebea lustrabat lampade terras

umentemque Aurora polo dimouerat umbram,

cum sic unanimam adloquitur male sana sororem:

 

  1. Translate the passage.
  2. i. Who is the regina? ii. What are the circumstances which have led up to the situation described here?
  3. i. How does Vergil emphasise the mental state of the regina here? Where appropriate refer to different kinds of literary and rhetorical technique. ii. How are the themes mentioned developed later on in Aeneid 4?
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