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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1951
AUTHOR:Virgil (70–19 B.C.)
QUOTATION:… 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 5–6, 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.
SUBJECTS:War
WORKS:Vergil Collection
 
 
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