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1  But the mighty mother of the gods keeps me in these her borders.
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2  Then conquered indeed my father rises to address the gods and worship the holy star.
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3  I sail to sea an exile, with my comrades and son and the gods of household and state.
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4  Thou, O father, take the sacred things and the household gods of our ancestors in thine hand.
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5  If you slight human kinship and mortal arms, yet look for gods unforgetful of innocence and guilt.
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6  With such speech she leads Aeneas into the royal house, and orders sacrifice in the gods' temples.
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7  I am Aeneas the good, who carry in my fleet the household gods I rescued from the enemy; my fame is known high in heaven.
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8  We, the wretched people, to whom that day was our last, hang the shrines of the gods with festal boughs throughout the city.
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9  Their lord himself pours courage and prosperous strength on the Grecians, himself stirs the gods against the arms of Dardania.
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10  The gods grant thee worthy reward, if their deity turn any regard on goodness, if aught avails justice and conscious purity of soul.
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11  And now they have run down the wind for their native Mycenae, to gather arms and gods to attend them; they will remeasure ocean and be on you unawares.
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12  Here Hecuba and her daughters crowded vainly about the altar-stones, like doves driven headlong by a black tempest, and crouched clasping the gods' images.
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13  Within the palace and under the bare cope of sky was a massive altar, and hard on the altar an ancient bay tree leaned clasping the household gods in its shadow.
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14  Hither from all quarters is flung in masses the treasure of Troy torn from burning shrines, tables of the gods, bowls of solid gold, and raiment of the captives.
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15  Not the hated face of the Laconian woman, Tyndarus' daughter; not Paris is to blame; the gods, the gods in anger overturn this magnificence, and make Troy topple down.
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16  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."
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17  First Coroebus is stretched by Peneleus' hand at the altar of the goddess armipotent; and Rhipeus falls, the one man who was most righteous and steadfast in justice among the Teucrians: the gods' ways are not as ours: Hypanis and Dymas perish, pierced by friendly hands; nor did all thy goodness, O Panthus, nor Apollo's fillet protect thy fall.
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