1 Here was her armour, here her chariot; even now, if fate permit, the goddess strives to nurture it for queen of the nations.
2 Scattered swimmers appear in the vast eddy, armour of men, timbers and Trojan treasure amid the water.
3 Yet here did he set Patavium town, a dwelling-place for his Teucrians, gave his name to a nation and hung up the armour of Troy; now settled in peace, he rests and is in quiet.
4 Himself too he knew joining battle with the foremost Achaeans, knew the Eastern ranks and swart Memnon's armour.
5 Meanwhile the city is stirred with mingled agony; and more and more, though my father Anchises' house lay deep withdrawn and screened by trees, the noises grow clearer and the clash of armour swells.
6 Myself I regain the city, girding on my shining armour; fixed to renew every danger, to retrace my way throughout Troy, and fling myself again on its perils.
7 First they build up a vast pyre of resinous billets and sawn oak, whose sides they entwine with dark leaves and plant funereal cypresses in front, and adorn it above with his shining armour.
8 Not all of them have armour, nor shields and clattering chariots.
9 Now by Jove's commands he hath set foot in the Rutulian borders; I now therefore come with entreaty, and ask armour of the god I worship.
10 They see in the serene space of sky armour gleam red through a cloud in the clear air, and ring clashing out.
11 This sign the goddess who bore me foretold she would send if war assailed, and would bring through the air to my succour armour from Vulcan's hands.
12 The Cytherean spoke, and sought her son's embrace, and laid the armour glittering under an oak over against him.
13 The conquered tribes move in long line, diverse as in tongue, so in fashion of dress and armour.
14 All about they see bodies strewn along the grass in drunken sleep, chariots atilt on the shore, the men lying among their traces and wheels, with their armour by them, and their wine.
15 Much they leave behind, men's armour wrought in solid silver, and bowls therewith, and beautiful carpets.