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Aeneid Test 1Book 1 (1-76)Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab orisItaliam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venitlitora, multum ille et terris iactatus et altovi superum saevae memorem Iunonis ob iram,multa quoque et bello passus, dum conderet urbem, 5inferretque deos Latio, genus unde Latinum,Albanique patres, atque altae moenia Romae.Musa, mihi causas memora, quo numine laeso,quidve dolens, regina deum tot volvere casusinsignem pietate virum, tot adire labores 10impulerit. Tantaene animis caelestibus irae? I sing of arms and the man who first from the shores of TroyCame to Italy and Lavinian shores, an exile because of fate -That one, having been tossed about greatly on both lands and the seaBecause of the violence of the (gods) above, because of the unforgetting/relentless anger of savage Juno,And having suffered many things in war also, until he could found a cityAnd bring his gods into Latium, from where (came) the Latin raceAnd the Alban forefathers and the walls of towering Rome.Muse, tell me the reasons because of what offended divine powerOr feeling pain for what did the queen of the gods forceA man outstanding in devotion to undergo so many misfortunes, to approach so many struggles.Are there such great (outbursts of) rage in heavenly beings? (Is there so much anger in the minds of the gods?)Urbs antiqua fuit (Tyrii tenuere coloni)Karthago, Italiam contra Tiberinaque longeostia, dives opum studiisque asperrima belli,quam Iuno fertur terris magis omnibus unam 15posthabita coluisse Samo. Hic illius arma,hic currus fuit; hoc regnum dea gentibus esse,si qua fata sinant, iam tum tenditque fovetque.
There was an ancient city (Tyrians colonists held (it)),Carthage, opposite Italy and the mouths of the Tiber (River) from afar,Rich in resources and most fierce in its enthusiasms for war,Which Juno is said to have cherished alone, more than all lands,With (even) Samos esteemed less. Here were the arms of that one,Here was her chariot; that this (Carthage) be the royal power for thepeoples,If by which the fates would allow, the goddess even now both intends and cherishes (the hope).