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The Aeneid by Virgil
translated by Theodore C. Williams
Book I Chapter 2: Introduction (cont.)
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O Muse, the causes tell! What sacrilege,
or vengeful sorrow, moved the heavenly Queen [Note 1]
to thrust on dangers dark and endless toil
a man [Note 2] whose largest honor in men's eyes
was serving Heaven? Can gods such anger feel?

Note 1: Queen = Juno
Note 2: man = Aeneas

Event: The Gods interfere in the Aeneid

Musa, mihi causas memora, quo numine laeso,
quidve dolens, regina deum tot volvere casus
insignem pietate virum, tot adire labores
impulerit. Tantaene animis caelestibus irae?