Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Quote for the Day: Aeneas in Carthage
This was the dictation Dollygirl wrote for this week's Grade Six exam. The passage is from Edith Hamilton's Mythology. Spelling is uncorrected.
As the two heroes explored the strange country, Venus disguised as a huntress appeared to them. She told them where they were and advised them to go straight to
whose Queen would surely help them. Greatly reassured they took the path Venus pointed out, protected, although they did not know it, by a thick mist she wrapped around them. So they reached the city without interference and walked unnoticed through the busy streets. Carthage
As they gazed at the great temple they saw marvelously carved upon the walls the battles aroundMore explanation and translations of what Aeneas said (and the original)
in which they themselves had taken part. They saw the likenesses of their foes and their friends: The sons of Attreous, old Priam stretching out his hand to Acchiles, the dead Hector. “I take courage,” Aeneas said. “Here too there are tears for things, and hearts are touched by the fate of all that is mortal.” Troy