„I shall die unavenged, but I shall die,"
she says. "Thus, thus, I gladly go below
to shadows.“

‘Moriemur inultae, Sed moriamur’ ait. ‘sic, sic juvat ire sub umbras.’

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book IV, Lines 659–660 (tr. Allen Mandelbaum)

„I have lived
and journeyed through the course assigned by fortune.
And now my Shade will pass, illustrious,
beneath the earth.“

Vixi, et, quem dederat cursum Fortuna, peregi; Et nunc magna mei sub terras ibit Imago.

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book IV, Lines 653–654 (tr. Allen Mandelbaum)

„Do the gods light this fire in our hearts
or does each man's mad desire become his god?“

Dine hunc ardorem mentibus addunt, Euryale, an sua cuique deus fit dira cupido?

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book IX, Lines 184–185 (tr. Fagles)

„Even here, merit will have its true reward…
even here, the world is a world of tears
and the burdens of mortality touch the heart.“

Sunt hic etiam sua praemia laudi, Sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt.

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book I, Lines 461–462 (tr. Robert Fagles)

„Toil conquered the world, unrelenting toil, and want that pinches when life is hard.“
Labor omnia vicit<!--uicit--> improbus et duris urgens in rebus egestas.

—  Virgil, Georgics

Book I, lines 145–146 (tr. H. Rushton Fairclough).
Compare: Labor omnia vincit ("Work conquers all"), the state motto of Oklahoma.
Georgics (29 BC)

Citát „Who knows?
Better times may come to those in pain.“

„Who knows?
Better times may come to those in pain.“

Forsan miseros meliora sequentur.

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book XII, Line 153 (tr. Fagles)

„Each of us bears his own Hell.“
Quisque suos patimur manis.

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Variante: Each one his own hope.
Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book VI, Line 743

„Fate withstands.“

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Original: (ca) Fata obstant.
Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book IV, Line 440 (tr. Fairclough)

„Love conquers all. Let Love then smile at our defeat.“
Omnia vincit Amor; et nos cedamus Amori.

—  Virgil, Eclogues

The Eclogues
Eclogues (37 BC)
Variante: Love conquers all; let us, too, yield to Love!

„If we may compare small things with great.“
Si parva licet componere magnis.

—  Virgil, Georgics

Book IV, line 176 (tr. Fairclough). Cf. Eclogues 1.23.
Georgics (29 BC)

„Wars, horrid wars.“
Bella, horrida bella.

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book VI, Line 86

„Euryalus
In death went reeling down,
And blood streamed on his handsome length, his neck
Collapsing let his head fall on his shoulder—
As a bright flower cut by a passing plow
Will droop and wither slowly, or a poppy
Bow its head upon its tired stalk
When overborne by a passing rain.“

Volvitur Euryalus leto, pulchrosque per artus It cruor inque umeros cervix conlapsa recumbit: Purpureus veluti cum flos succisus aratro Languescit moriens; lassove papavera collo Demisere caput, pluvia cum forte gravantur.

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Compare:
Μήκων δ' ὡς ἑτέρωσε κάρη βάλεν, ἥ τ' ἐνὶ κήπῳ
καρπῷ βριθομένη νοτίῃσί τε εἰαρινῇσιν,
ὣς ἑτέρωσ' ἤμυσε κάρη πήληκι βαρυνθέν.
He bent drooping his head to one side, as a garden poppy
bends beneath the weight of its yield and the rains of springtime;
so his head bent slack to one side beneath the helm's weight.
Homer, Iliad, VIII, 306–308 (tr. R. Lattimore)
Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book IX, Lines 433–437 (tr. Fitzgerald)

„Unconscionable Love,
To what extremes will you not drive our hearts!“

Improbe Amor, quid non mortalia pectora cogis!

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Compare:
Σχέτλι᾽ Ἔρως, μέγα πῆμα, μέγα στύγος ἀνθρώποισιν,
ἐκ σέθεν οὐλόμεναί τ᾽ ἔριδες στοναχαί τε γόοι τε,
ἄλγεά τ᾽ ἄλλ᾽ ἐπὶ τοῖσιν ἀπείρονα τετρήχασιν.
Unconscionable Love, bane and tormentor of mankind, parent of strife, fountain of tears, source of a thousand ills.
Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica, IV, 445–447 (tr. E. V. Rieu)
Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book IV, Line 412 (tr. Fitzgerald)

„O farmers, pray that your summers be wet and your winters clear.“
Umida<!--Humida?--> solstitia atque hiemes orate serenas, agricolae.

—  Virgil, Georgics

Umida solstitia atque hiemes orate serenas,
agricolae.
Book I, lines 100–101
Georgics (29 BC)

„Every field, every tree is now budding; now the woods are green, now the year is at its loveliest.“
Nunc omnis ager, nunc omnis parturit arbor; Nunc frondent sylvae, nunc formosissimus annus.

—  Virgil, Eclogues

Nunc omnis ager, nunc omnis parturit arbor;
Nunc frondent sylvae, nunc formosissimus annus.
Book III, lines 56–57 (tr. Fairclough)
Eclogues (37 BC)

„Wrapping truth in darkness.“

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Original: (nn) Obscuris vera involvens.
Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book VI, Line 100 (tr. Fairclough)

„Following what is decreed by fate.“

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book I, Line 382

„It is come—the last day and inevitable hour for Troy.“
Venit summa dies et ineluctabile tempus Dardaniae.

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book II, Lines 324–325 (tr. Fairclough)

„I made these little verses, another took the honor.“
Hos ego versiculos feci, tulit alter honores.

—  Virgil

Epigram attributed to Virgil in Donatus' Life of Virgil.
Attributed

„Every man's last day is fixed.
Lifetimes are brief and not to be regained,
For all mankind. But by their deeds to make
Their fame last: that is labor for the brave.“

Stat sua cuique dies, breve et inreparabile tempus Omnibus est vitae; sed famam extendere factis, Hoc virtutis opus.

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book X, Lines 467–469 (tr. Robert Fitzgerald)

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