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Virgil's Aeneid

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tum vero omne mihi uisum considere in ignis
Then indeed the whole of Troy seemed to me to be consumed in flames

Ilium et ex imo verti Neptunia Troia: 625
And Neptune's Troy to be overturned from the very depths:

ac veluti summis antiquam…

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sanguis,' ait, 'solidaeque suo stant robore vires,
He said `and strength remains sound by you own vigour,

vos agitate fugam.
You plan your flight.

The ash tree is described as `antiquam' (ancient), this reflects the long, ancient
history of Troy and its people. It also makes Troy seem traditional, and…


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