Laocoon and the Trojan horse

Laocoon and the Trojan horse - Linh Dinh-Nguyen Ms Clark...

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Linh Dinh-Nguyen Ms. Clark Lat 506 (M-F 1-2) 09/26/2014 TRANSLATION WHEELOCK CHAP 8 LAOCOON AND THE TROJAN HORSE The Greeks with the Trojans won the war. They leave a great wooden horse under the gates of the city of Troy at night. The Trojans discover the horse there. “The Greeks dedicate the horse to Minerva,” they say. “If we consider the gift of the Greeks towards the Goddess’s temple, we will have peace and we will spend the life of good fortune.” But Laocoon, the priest of great virtue and wisdom, dares to warn the people: “You all are thinking without reason, oh the Trojans!” If the
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Unformatted text preview: troops are in the horse, we will be in great danger. Ya’ll should never trust the Greeks, for the Greeks are always deceitful.” Then, he hits the horse by a spear. Anger of Minerva is great; the goddess sends two snakes from the sea. Oh the unfortunate Laocoon! The evil snakes strangle you own and (your) two sons. The Trojans fear the goddess; they lead the horse into the city. The judgment of Laocoon teaches the Trojans nothing....
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