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help - a quotation from Aeneid [Jun. 14th, 2005|08:33 pm]
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Hi everybody,

As a matter of fact, I am translating a text (social sciences) the author of which cites a line from "Aeneid" - MISQUOTING it!
It goes as following: "The goddess can be recognized by her step" (Aeneid, I, 405)"

Have you got any idea where exactly this line is from?

Thank you very much for your attention!

[User Picture]From: elruin
2005-06-24 08:00 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure at all, but was it in Book II when Aeneas and Achates meet Venus?
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-19 11:25 pm (UTC)
It is the correct line, just not a literal translation. "vera incessu patuit dea" - the true goddess lies open (ie, is revealed) by her stride.
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From: atsab
2008-10-10 09:52 pm (UTC)

more latin translations

I don't know where else to post this (I havent really figured out livejournal yet). I'm looking for some help translating this line from Solinus:

"Silet per diem universus, nec sine horrore secretus est; lucet nocturnis ignibus, chorus Aegipanum undique personatur: audiuntur et cantus tibiarum, et tinnitus cymbalorum per oram maritimam."

I don't know any Latin but using online resources combined with my limited understanding of French I have managed to come up with.... next to nothing. If anyone could help out or pass this along to someone else, it'd be so so great. Thanks.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-11 08:55 pm (UTC)

Re: more latin translations

I have been looking for a translation of this as well, I am not sure of it's original source, but the one posted here is also a direct quote from The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen. Even the punctuation is the same.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-04-08 12:33 am (UTC)

Re: more latin translations

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