1 No more do I pray for the old delusive marriage, nor that he give up fair Latium and abandon a kingdom.
2 The gates are flung open; men go rejoicingly to see the Doric camp, the deserted stations and abandoned shore.
3 She discerns the vast concourse, and traverses the shore, and sees the haven abandoned and the fleet left alone.
4 All are of one mind, to leave the guilty land, and abandoning a polluted home, to let the gales waft our fleets.
5 This dwelling likewise we abandon; and leaving some few behind, spread our sails and run over the waste sea in our hollow wood.
6 If you had hope in appeal to Aetolian arms, abandon it; though each man's hope is his own, you discern how narrow a path it is.
7 Mothers in eager abandonment, and the unarmed crowd and feeble elders beset towers and house-roofs, or stand at the lofty gates.
8 Rumour flies that Idomeneus the captain is driven forth of his father's realm, and the shores of Crete are abandoned, that the houses are void of foes and the dwellings lie empty to our hand.
9 Fearing the Teucrians' anger for the overthrown towers of Troy, and the Grecians' vengeance and the wrath of the husband she had abandoned, she, the common Fury of Troy and her native country, had hidden herself and cowered unseen by the altars.
10 But lord Aeneas, hearing Turnus' name, abandons the walls, abandons the fortress height, and in exultant joy flings aside all hindrance, breaks off all work, and clashes his armour terribly, vast as Athos, or as Eryx, or as the lord of Apennine when he roars with his tossing ilex woods and rears his snowy crest rejoicing into air.
11 Seeing them close-ranked and daring for battle, I therewith began thus: "Men, hearts of supreme and useless bravery, if your desire be fixed to follow one who dares the utmost; you see what is the fortune of our state: all the gods by whom this empire was upheld have gone forth, abandoning shrine and altar; your aid comes to a burning city."