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If you are translating the Aeneid for homework, I ask that you DO NOT COPY this translation-- that will teach you nothing. Try to do as much of it on your own as you can, but use this one for reference if necessary.

Si transfers Aeneidum labori domus, rogo ut NON IMITERIS hanc translationem-- istud te nihil docebit. Conare facere tam multum eius quam potes facere, sed utere hac referentiae si necesse est tibi.

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  1. He reports such things with his voice, and weary from huge cares,
  2. he feigns hope with his face, he represses the deep pain in his heart.
  3. Those men gird themselves for prey* and for feasts about to be:* (*dative of purpose.)
  4. they tear the hides from the ribs* and strip the vitals: (*ablative of separation.)
  5. part cut* them into pieces and pierce them trembling with spits, (*synesis; plural verb with singular subject.)
  6. others place bronze* on the shore and supply flames. (*metonymy for bronze kettles.)
  7. Then, they restore their energy with food, and they are
  8. filled of old Bacchus* poured through grass and with rich game*. (*Bacchi = genitive with special verb "implentur". It is also metonymy for wine. "Ferinae" is also genitive with the special verb.)
  9. After their hunger has been taken away* and the tables for the banquet** have been removed*, (*ellipsis; "sunt supplied. **dative of purpose.)
  10. they seek again their lost comrades with a long conversation,
  11. doubtful, between both hope and fear, whether they should believe that the called men are living
  12. or that they are suffering death and do not hear now.
  13. Loyal Aeneas especially laments, now the misfortune of spirited Orontes,
  14. now the misfortune* of Amycus and the cruel fates (*re-supplied.)
  15. of Lycus and brave Gyas and brave Cloanthus with himself.
  16. And now it was the end, when Jupiter in the highest heaven,
  17. seeing the sea, winged with sails and the lands lying low
  18. and the shores and the spacious* peoples, thus stoppsed on the summit (*"spacious" as in scattered sparsely.)
  19. of the sky and fastened his eyes to the kingdoms in Libya*. (*can also be interpreted as a genitive; I interpreted it as a locative.)
  20. And Venus, sadder and having been filled as to her
  21. shining eyes* with tears, addresses that god ponderng cares (*accusative of respect.)
  22. in his heart: "O you* who rule the affairs of both men (*supplied.)
  23. and gods with your eternal powers and frighten with your thunderbolt,
  24. what so great could my Aeneas commit against you,
  25. what could the Trojans commit, for whom, having suffered so many deaths,
  26. the whole world is closed on account of Italy?
  27. Certainly you promised* that from here, at some time as the years slip by, Romans were going to be, (*the verb "es" supplied to "pollicitus", the main verb found two lines down.)
  28. that from here, leaders, from the recalled blood of Teucer, were going to be,
  29. who would hold the sea, who would hold all the lands with their power.
  30. What opinion changed you, father?
  31. With this, I was finding consolation for the fall of Troy
  32. and the sad ruins, balancing the opposing fates with fates,
  33. now the same fortune follows the men driven by
  34. so many misfortunes. What end of the hardships* are you giving, great king? (*objective or subjective genitive.)
  35. Antenor, having escaped from the middle of the Achaeans*, could (*abl. of separation)
  36. enter Illyrian bays and over power the inmost
  37. kingdoms of the Liburnians and the spring of the Timavus, safe,
  38. from where it goes through nine mouths with the vast murmur of the mountain*, (*subjective genitive.)
  39. a dashing sea, and controls the fields with its roaring sea*. (*Redundant, I know.)
  40. Here, however, that man established the city of Patavium
  41. and the abodes of the Trojans, and he gave a name to the people
  42. and fastened Trojan arms; now, composed, he rests in a calm peace: (*ablative of manner.)
  43. we, your race, to whom you promise a citadel of heaven,
  44. after ships have been lost (unspeakable!) on account of the anger of one*, (*subjective genitive, referring to Juno.)
  45. are being betrayed and are being separated far off from Italian shores*. (*ablative of separation… duh.)
  46. Is this the reward of loyalty*? Do you restore us into your powers in this way? (*objective genitive.)"
  47. To that goddess, the smiling father of men and gods touched his lips
  48. to his daughter with his face, with which he calms the sky and storms,
  49. thereupon he speaks such words:
  50. "Spare your fear, Venus, the unshaken fates of your men
  51. remain for you*; you will see the city and the (*dative of reference.)
  52. promised walls of Lavinium, and you will carry the
  53. uplifted, great-souled Aeneas to the stars of the sky; and an opinion did not change me.
  54. For you, this man (I will speak, indeed, when this care troubles you,
  55. and I will ponder the secrets of the fates, unrolling them farther)
  56. will wage a huge war in Italy and will crush fierce peoples
  57. and he will establish customs and walls for his men,
  58. until a third summer may have seen him reigning in Latium,
  59. and three winters may have passed for the subdued Rutulians.
  60. But the boy Ascanius, to which Iulus* the name is now added (*could translate as "to whom, Julus" but there were no commas there in the original work so I assumed "cui" to be functioning as an adjective describing "Iulō".)
  61. (it was Ilus, while the Trojan state stood in its kingdom),
  62. will fulfill thirty great circles (of years) with months to be unrolled* (*ablative of description. "volvendīs" is a gerundive.)
  63. with his power, and he will transfer his kingdom from the seat of Lavinium
  64. and he will fortify Alba Longa with much force.
  65. Now, it* will be ruled here for three hundred whole years (*"it" referring to royal power)
  66. under the race of Hector, until a Trojan queen priestess,
  67. pregnant by Mars, will give twin offspring in birth.
  68. Afterward, happy Romulus will inherit the race of a she-wolf nurse
  69. with a tawny hide* and he will establish the walls of (*ablative of quality)
  70. Mars, and he will call them Romans* from his own name**. (*"Romanōs" is predicate accusative. "Call" is an acceptable translation for "dico", according to the back of the book. You MIGHT be able to supply "esse" and translate it as indirect speech, i.e. he will say that they are Romans, but that is not recommended for the AP test; **ablative of source.)
  71. For these people, I place neither limits nor times of things*: (*objective genitive)
  72. I have given an empire without end. Even* harsh Juno (*typically negative, "not even", but it would make more sense here to translate it positively)
  73. who now wearies the sea and lands and sky with fear,
  74. will bring her plans back into the better, and with me*, she will (*mecum = cum me; me is ablative of accompaniment.)
  75. cherish the Romans, masters of affairs and a toga-clad race.
  76. It has thus been decreed*. Age will come while spaces of five years (*"est" supplied.)
  77. slip by, when the house of Assaracus will control Phthia
  78. and famous Mycenae with slavery and will rule over conquered Argos.
  79. Trojan Caesar will be born from a beautiful origin*, (*ablative of source)
  80. who would end* his empire at the ocean and his fame at the stars (*relative clause of characteristic),
  81. Julius, a name sent down from great Iulus.
  82. One day, you, secure in the sky, will receive man burdened
  83. by spoils* of the East; this man will also be called in vows*. (i.e. prayed to and given offerings like a god.)
  84. Then the harsh centuries will grow soft after wars have been placed aside;
  85. white Faith and Vesta, Romulus with his brother Remus* (*ablative of accompaniment)
  86. will give laws; the dire doors of War will be closed
  87. with iron and close-fitting joints; within, unholy Rage,
  88. sitting upon savage arms, and bound behind his back with a hundred bronze knots,
  89. will roar, horrible, with his bloody mouth.
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