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Virgil, Aeneid 1.67

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‘When the Eton masters first started a boat on the river, one of the boys remarked:

gens inimica mihi Tyrrhenum navigat aequor.’

A race of men hostile to me is sailing the Tyrrhenian sea.

– according to Hugh Platt, Byways in the Classics (Oxford 1905), p.46. The line is from Juno’s speech to Aeolus.

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May 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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