5. Vergil, Aeneid 4.265-278
 

continuo inuadit: 'tu nunc Karthaginis altae                   265

fundamenta locas pulchramque uxorius urbem

exstruis? heu, regni rerumque oblite tuarum!

ipse deum tibi me claro demittit Olympo

regnator, caelum et terras qui numine torquet,

ipse haec ferre iubet celeris mandata per auras:             270

quid struis? aut qua spe Libycis teris otia terris?

si te nulla mouet tantarum gloria rerum

[nec super ipse tua moliris laude laborem,]

Ascanium surgentem et spes heredis Iuli

respice, cui regnum Italiae Romanaque tellus                  275

debetur.' tali Cyllenius ore locutus

mortalis uisus medio sermone reliquit

et procul in tenuem ex oculis euanuit auram.

 
  1. Give the general meaning of this passage in FIVE coherent sentences.
  2. Scan lines 272-273 and read them aloud.
  3. Who is the Cyllenius (line 276)? How does Virgil emphasise the importance of his message? Refer to at least THREE different literary or rhetorical techniques.
  4. How does the tension in this passage reflect the tension between Dido and Aeneas in book four?
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