by Vergil (Publius Vergilius Maro) (70 BCE - 19 BCE)

...iam pridem nobis caeli te regia,...
Language: Latin 
...iam pridem nobis caeli te regia, Caesar,
invidet atque hominum queritur curare triumphos;
quippe ubi fas versum atque nefas: tot bella per orbem,
tam multae scelerum facies; non ullus aratro
dignus honos, squalent abductis arva colonis
et curvae rigidum falces conflantur in ensem. 
Hinc movet Euphrates, illinc Germania bellum;
vicinae ruptis inter se legibus urbes
arma ferunt; saevit toto Mars inpius orbe;
ut cum carceribus sese effudere quadrigae,
addunt in spatia et frustra retinacula tendens
fertur equis auriga neque audit currus habenas.

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  • ENG English (Thomas Neville)
  • ENG English (John (or Jack) William Mackail) , first published 1910
  • ENG English (James Rhoades) , first published 1900


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