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The Aeneid by Virgil
translated by Theodore C. Williams
Book VII Chapter 36: Umbro
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Next after these, his brows and helmet bound
with noble olive, from Marruvium came
a priest, brave Umbro, ordered to the field
by king Archippus: o'er the viper's brood,
and venomed river-serpents he had power
to scatter slumber with wide-waving hands
and wizard-songs. His potent arts could soothe
their coiling rage and heal the mortal sting:
but 'gainst a Trojan sword no drug had he,
nor could his drowsy spells his flesh repair,
nor gathered simples from the Marsic hills.
There soon in wailing woods Anguitia mourned,
thee, Fucinus, the lake of crystal wave,
thee, many a mountain-tarn!

Event: Preparations for war between the Trojans and Latium.

Quin et Marruuia uenit de gente sacerdos
fronde super galeam et felici comptus oliua
Archippi regis missu, fortissimus Vmbro,
uipereo generi et grauiter spirantibus hydris
spargere qui somnos cantuque manuque solebat,
mulcebatque iras et morsus arte leuabat.
sed non Dardaniae medicari cuspidis ictum
eualuit neque eum iuuere in uulnera cantus
somniferi et Marsis quaesitae montibus herbae.
te nemus Angitiae, uitrea te Fucinus unda,
te liquidi fleuere lacus.