aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Virgil, Aeneid 6.98-101

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talibus ex adyto dictis Cumaea Sibylla
horrendas canit ambages antroque remugit,
obscuris vera involvens: ea frena furenti
concutit et stimulos sub pectore vertit Apollo.

With such words from her sanctuary the Sibyl of Cumae sings her terrifying ambiguities and re-echoes from her cave, wrapping up the truth in obscurity. Apollo agitates her reins as she rages, and turns his spurs beneath her chest.

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December 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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