| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||Virgil (7019 B.C.)|
I saw these terrible things,|
and took great part in them.
quaeque ipse miserrima vidi
et quorum pars magna fui.)
|ATTRIBUTION:||VIRGIL, The Aeneid, trans. James H. Mantinband, book 2, lines 56, p. 25 (1964).|
This sentence has also been translated as: All of which misery I saw, and a great part of which I was. Aeneas was describing the sack of Troy.