Aeneid , Book 2, Lines 40 – 52. Adapted for use by Mr. George’s 7 th Grade Latin students. The Scene: The Trojan Horse outside Troy .
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Adapted for use by Mr. George’s 7th Grade Latin students
The Trojan Horse outside Troy.
Trojans, rejoice! After ten long years, the Trojan War seems to be over. The Greek warships are gone; all that remains is a large wooden horse, which according to Sinon’s emotional testimony, is a peace offering from the Greeks to appease the goddess Athena.
However, one man is not convinced. His name isLaocoon. He tries to convince the Trojans that the Trojan Horse is just another Greek sham. This is what he had to say…
ibiante omnēs in magnācatervā,
dixit: “O miserīcivēs, quae tantainsaniaest?
donaullaDanaum sine doloreesse? Sic notusUlixes?
Continue to Part II
autAchivī in hōclignōequōoccultantur
authaecmachinafabricataestutdomōsinspectetdesuperurbe et in nostrōsmurōsveniat, autaliquis error latet; equō ne credite, Teucrī. Quicquidid est, timeoDanaōs et donaferentēs.”