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non ego ture modo aut picta tua templa tabella
VATE Syracosio qui dulcior Hesiodoque maior, Homereo non minor ore fuit,
illius haec quoque sunt divini elementa poetae et rudis in vario carmine Calliope.
XIV. et] sed Burmann. maxima B': maximus HM. 8 sacrato Heinsius. spargit BHM.
9 vel] Birt: aut.
vel mille col.] caput, ignicolorius Ellis. XV. In the MSS. this follows upon XIV. 12, as if it were a portion of that poem.
3 sint HM.
thee in worthy song: not with incense alone or with painted tablet will I adorn thy temple and with clean hands bring thee garlands, but the horned ram, a lowly offering, and the bull, noblest victim, with blood of sacrifice shall besprinkle the hallowed altars, and unto thee in marble, with his quiver painted, as is wont, in all its thousand hues, shall winged Love be set up. Come, O lady of Cythera! thine own Caesar and the altar of Sorrento's shore call thee from Olympus.
To that divine poet who was sweeter than the Syracusan bard,2 greater than Hesiod, and not inferior to Homer in his speech-to him also belong these first efforts, even his untutored Muse in varied strain.
1 An editorial epilogue, composed, according to Birt, by Varius.
The references are to books and lines in the Latin text. Abbreviations: A. Aeneid; Ca. = Catalepton; Ci. Ciris; Co. = Copa; Cu. Culex ; D. Dirae; E. Eclogues; G. Georgics; L. = Lydia; M. Moretum; P. Priapea; also adj. = adjective; fem. feminine; plur. plural; sing. singular; subst. = substantive. References to the following names are not given in full on account of their frequency: Achates, Aeneas, Anchises, Apollo, Ascanius, Ausonius, Bacchus, Danai, Dardanius, Dido, Graius, Italia, Italus, Iulus, Iuno, Iuppiter, Latinus, Latium, Laurens, Manes, Mars, Nympha, Pallas (3), Phoebus, Phrygius, Priamus, Romanus, Rutulus, Teucrus, Troia, Troianus, Troius, Tros, Turnus, Tyrius, Tyrrhenus, Venus.
Abaris, member of Turnus' army,
A. IX. 344
Abas: (1) early king of Argos,
A. III. 286; (2) companion of
Abydus, city on the Hellespont,
Acamas, son of Theseus, A. II. 262
Acca, friend of Camilla, A. XI. 820, 823, 897
Acerrae, town of Campania, G. II.
Acesta, town of Sicily, also called
Egesta and Segesta, A. v. 718 Acestes, Sicilian king, son of Crinisus, A. I. 195, 550, 558, 570; v. 30, 36, 61, 73, 106, 301, 387, 418, 451, 498, 519, 531, 540, 573, 630, 711, 746, 749, 757, 771; IX. 218, 286 Achaemenides, deserted companion of Ulysses rescued by Aeneas, A. III. 614, 691
Achaicus, and Achaius,
Achaean, Greek, A. II. 462;
Achates, trusty squire of Aeneas,
Achelois, a water-nymph, Co. 15
Acheron, a river of the lower world;
488; II. 45, 60, 102, 318; v. 497; VI. 837; X. 89; XI. 266 Acidalia, term applied to Venus from a fountain in Boeotia, A. I. 720
Acmon, companion of Aeneas,
Acoetes, armour-bearer of Evander,
Aconteus, a Latin warrior, A. XI.
Acragas, town in Sicily, now
Acrisione, daughter of Acrisius,
Acrisius, king of Argos, father of
Acron, a Greek, A. x. 719, 730 Actaeus, adj. of Attica, Attic, Athenian, E. II. 24; Ci. 102 Actias, adj. of Acte, earlier name for Attica, G. iv. 463 Actius, adj. of Actium, promontory and town of Greece on the Ambracian Gulf, where Octavius defeated Antony in B.C. 31, A. III. 280; VIII. 675, 704 Actor, a Trojan, A. IX. 500; XII. 94, 96
Adamastus, father of Achaemenides, A. III. 614
Admetus, king of Pherae in Thessaly, and husband of Alcestis, who died that he might live, Cu. 264
Adonis, a youth loved by Venus, E. x. 18
Adrastea, daughter of Necessity, a goddess who punishes pride, Ci. 239
Adrastus, a king of Argos, only survivor of the Seven against Thebes, A. VI. 480
Aeacides, son of Aeacus. The term is applied to Peleus and Telamon, Cu. 297; to Achilles, son of Peleus, A. I. 99, VI. 58; to Ajax, son of Telamon, Cu. 322; to Pyrrhus, son of Achilles, A. III. 296; and to Perseus, a remote descendant, A. VI. 839 Aeacus, adj. of Aea; applied to Circe, who came from Aea in Colchis to the Aeaean island off Latium, which later became the promontory known as Mons Circeius (now Monte Circello), A. III. 386
Aegaeon, a giant, A. X. 565 Aegaeus, adj. Aegean, applied to
the sea between Greece and Asia Minor, A. XII. 366; Cu. 355; also to Neptune, A. III. 74; Ci. 474
Aegina, island in the Saronic Gulf,
Aegle, a Naiad, E. vI. 20, 21
Aeneades, descendant of Aeneas;
used of those associated with Aeneas, as the Trojans, A. I. 157, 565; III. 18; v. 108; VII. 284, 334, 616; VIII. 341, 648; IX. 180, 235, 468, 735; X. 120; XI. 503; XII. 12, 186, 779
Aeneas, hero of the Aeneid Aeneius, adj. of Aeneas, VII. 1; X. 156, 494
Aenides, son of Aeneas, i.e. Ascanius, A. IX. 653
Aeolia, country of the winds, a group of islands off the west coast of Italy (now Lipari), A. I. 52; X. 38 Aeolides, son of Aeolus; applied to Misenus, A. VI. 164; to Ulysses, A. VI. 529; and to Clytius, A. IX. 774
Aeolius, adj. of Aeolus, A. v. 791; VIII. 416, 454
Aeolus (1) god of the winds, A. I.
52, 56, 65, 76, 141; (2) companion of Aeneas, A. XII. 542 Aequi Falisci, a town of Etruria, A. VII. 695
Aequiculus, adj. of the Aequi, an
Italian people on both sides of the Anio, A. VII. 747 Aethiops, an Ethiopian, E. x. 68; G. II. 120; A. IV. 481 Aethon, a horse of Pallas, A. XI. 89 Aetna, the famous Mt. Etna in
Sicily, G. I. 472; Iv. 173; A. III. 554, 571, 579, 674
Aetnaeus, adj. of Etna, A. III. 678; VII. 786; VIII. 419, 440; XI. 263; Cu. 332
Aetolus, adj. of Aetolia, in central Greece, A. x. 28; XI. 239, 308, 428
Afer, adj. African, E. 1. 64; G. III.
Africus, adj. African, A. I. 86;
Agamemnonius, adj. of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and commander-in-chief of the Greek forces before Troy; used with res cause, A. III. 54; with Mycenae, A. VI. 838; with phalanges, A. VI. 489; of Orestes, son of Agamemnon, A.