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The Aeneid

By Virgil QUOTATION: Roman, remember that you shall rule the nations by your authority, for this is to be your skill, to make peace the custom, to spare the conquered, and to wage war until the haughty are brought low.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Anchises, in Aeneid, bk. 6.

QUOTATION: Harsh necessity, and the newness of my kingdom, force me to do such things and to guard my frontiers everywhere.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Dido, Queen of Carthage, in Aeneid, bk. 1.

QUOTATION: Fortune favors the brave.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Turnus, in Aeneid, bk. 10, l. 284 (19 B.C.).

QUOTATION: If I cannot prevail upon heaven, I shall move hell.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Juno, in Aeneid, bk. 7, l. 312 (19 B.C.), trans. by Kate Hughes (1995).

QUOTATION: Trust not the horse, O Trojans. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Laoco”n, in Aeneid, bk. 2, l. 48-9.

QUOTATION: I see wars, horrible wars, and the Tiber foaming with much blood.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. the Sibyl of Cumae, in Aeneid, bk. 6, l. 86 (29 B.C.).

QUOTATION: The gates of Hell are open night and day;
Smooth the descent, and easy is the way:
But, to return, and view the cheerful skies;
In this, the task and mighty labour lies.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. the Sibyl of Cumae, in Aeneid, bk. 6, l. 126-9, trans. by John Dryden.

QUOTATION: Fortune favors the brave.
ATTRIBUTION: Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.), Roman poet. Turnus, in Aeneid, bk. 10, l. 284 (19 B.C.).

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