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The Aeneid by Virgil
translated by Theodore C. Williams
Book VII Chapter 35: Ufens
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Next Ufens, mountain-bred, from Nersae came
to join the war; of goodly fame was he
for prosperous arms: his Aequian people show
no gentle mien, but scour the woods for prey,
or, ever-armed, across the stubborn glebe
compel the plough; though their chief pride and joy
are rapine, violence, and plundered store.

Event: Preparations for war between the Trojans and Latium.

Et te montosae misere in proelia Nersae,
Vfens, insignem fama et felicibus armis,
horrida praecipue cui gens adsuetaque multo
uenatu nemorum, duris Aequicula glaebis.
armati terram exercent semperque recentis
conuectare iuuat praedas et uiuere rapto.