1 Speaking she turned away, and her neck shone roseate, her immortal tresses breathed the fragrance of deity; her raiment fell flowing down to her feet, and the godhead was manifest in her tread.
2 The gods grant thee worthy reward, if their deity turn any regard on goodness, if aught avails justice and conscious purity of soul.
3 Wherefore I counsel to prevent her wiles and circle the queen with flame, that, unalterable by any deity, she may be held fast to me by passionate love for Aeneas.
4 This image at his warning they reared in recompense for the Palladium and the injured deity, to expiate the horror of sacrilege.
5 All cry out that the image must be drawn to its home and supplication made to her deity.
6 Yours is this omen, and in your deity Troy stands.
7 Then we pray to the holy deity, Pallas of the clangorous arms, the first to welcome our cheers.
8 Noble indeed is the fame and splendid the spoils you win, thou and that boy of thine, and mighty the renown of deity, if two gods have vanquished one woman by treachery.
9 Myself in broad daylight I saw the deity passing within the walls, and these ears drank his utterance.
10 If my deity is not great enough, I will not assuredly falter to seek succour where it may be; if the powers of heaven are inflexible, I will stir up Acheron.
11 A present deity suffered not his hand to stray, and the loud whistling reed came driven through his belly and flanks.
12 If your deity and decrees keep my Pallas safe for me, if I live that I may see him and meet him yet, I pray for life; any toil soever I have patience to endure.
13 The Dardanian princes knew the god and the arms of deity, and heard the clash of his quiver as he went.
14 If the Trojans steered for Italy without thy leave and defiant of thy deity, let them expiate their sin; aid not such with thy succour.
15 Now, O my sister, now fate prevails: cease to hinder; let us follow where deity and stern fortune call.