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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Fragments of the Bellum Poenicum
 
Gnaeus Naevius (c.264–195 B.C.)
 
 
i

NOVEM Iouis concordes filiae sorores.
 
ii

Postquam auem aspexit in templo Anchisa,
sacra in mensa penatium ordine ponutur,
immolabat auream uictimam pulcram.
 
iii

  Amborum uxores
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noctu Troiad exibant capitibus opertis,
flentes ambae, abeuntes lacrimis cum multis.
 
iv

Blande et docte percontat, Aenea quo pacto
Troiam urbem liquisset.
 
v

Deinde pollens sagittis inclutus Arquitenens
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sanctus Ioue prognatus Pythius Apollo.
 
vi

  Transit Melitam
Romanus exercitus, insulam integram urit,
populatur, uastat, rem hostium concinnat.
 
vii

Sin illos deserant fortissimos uiros,
        15
magnum stuprum populo fieri per gentis.
 
viii

Seseque ei perire mauolunt ibidem
quam cum stupro redire ad suos populares.
 
ix

Fato Metelli Romae fiunt consules.
 

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