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'Anna soror, quae me suspensam insomnia terrent!

suspensam: hung up
sedibus: to (our) resting place
quis novus hic nostris successit sedibus hospes, 10 quem… ferens: bearing himself what a man in his
quem sese ore ferens, quam forti pectore et armis! face
vana: empty
credo equidem, nec vana fides, genus esse deorum. genus… deorum: he is the offspring of the gods
degeneres: degenerate
degeneres animos timor arguit. heu, quibus ille arguit: proves
exhausta: endured
iactatus fatis! quae bella exhausta canebat!
si mihi non animo fixum immotumque sederet 15 ne… iugali: not to be willing to unite myself to
anyone in marriage bonds
ne cui me vinclo vellem sociare iugali,
fefellit: deceived
postquam primus amor deceptam morte fefellit; si non pertaesum fuisset: if I were not utterly
weary
si non pertaesum thalami taedaeque fuisset,
huic uni forsan potui succumbere culpae. succumbere: to succumb
sparsos… penatis: the household gods had been
Anna (fatebor enim) miseri post fata Sychaei 20 scattered by fraternal slaughter
inflexit: bent
coniugis et sparsos fraterna caede penatis labantem: wavering
solus hic inflexit sensus animumque labantem impulit: has moved
vestigial: traces
impulit. agnosco veteris vestigia flammae. tellus ima: lowest depths of earth
optem: I wish
sed mihi vel tellus optem prius ima dehiscat dehiscat: gape open
adigat… fulmine: drive me away with a
vel pater omnipotens adigat me fulmine ad umbras, 25 thunderbolt
pallentis umbras Erebo noctemque profundam, pallentis… Erebo: the pale shades of Erebus
pudor: sense of shame
ante, pudor, quam te violo aut tua iura resolvo. violo: I violate
iura: laws
ille meos, primus qui me sibi iunxit, amores resolvo: I disregard
abstulit; ille habeat secum servetque sepulcro.' ille: that one (Sychaeus, Dido’s former husband)
sinum… obortis: she filled her bosom with risen
sic effata sinum lacrimis implevit obortis. 30 tears

o… sorori: O [you] who are more loved than light


Anna refert: 'o luce magis dilecta sorori, to your sister
perpetua iuventa: through your entire youth
solane perpetua maerens carpere iuventa maerens: mourning
carpere = carperis: will you waste away
nec dulcis natos Veneris nec praemia noris? nec noris = noveris: will you not know
id cinerem aut manis credis curare sepultos? Id: it (whether Dido remarries or not)
manis sepultos: buried spirits
esto: aegram nulli quondam flexere mariti, 35 curare: care about
esto: so be it
non Libyae, non ante Tyro; despectus Iarbas despectus: has been slighted
triumphis dives: rich with triumphs
ductoresque alii, quos Africa terra triumphis
alit: rears
dives alit: placitone etiam pugnabis amori? consederis: you have settled
insuperabile: unconquerable
nec venit in mentem quorum consederis arvis? infreni: unbridled
cingunt: surround
hinc Gaetulae urbes, genus insuperabile bello, 40 inhospita: inhospitable
et Numidae infreni cingunt et inhospita Syrtis; siti: on account of drought

hinc deserta siti regio lateque furentes


Barcaei. quid bella Tyro surgentia dicam minas: threats
germanique minas?
dis auspicibus: with divine favor
secunda: favoring
dis equidem auspicibus reor et Iunone secunda 45 carinas: ships
hunc cursum Iliacas vento tenuisse carinas. cernes: you will see
Teucrum… armis: with the arms of the Trojans
quam tu urbem, soror, hanc cernes, quae surgere regna accompanying
quantis rebus: to what great things
coniugio tali! Teucrum comitantibus armis
Punica se quantis attollet gloria rebus!

Please answer the questions that follow in English AND give/ quote the Latin that tells you the answer from the passage above.

1. What does Dido say terrifies her when she first addresses her sister Anna?

2. Name one physical attribute of Aeneas that impresses Dido.

3. Name one other (non-physical) characteristic about Aeneas that impresses Dido.

4. What is holding Dido back from marrying Aeneas?

5. Has Dido loved anyone in this way since Sychaeus?

6. What does Dido wishes should happen to her should she violate her chastity?

7. According to Anna (lines 32-33), what is Dido missing out on?

8. What does Anna say about Sychaeus’s ghost?

9. Name one person whose marriage proposals Dido has rejected.

10. Name one enemy that Dido has to worry about according to Anna.

11. According to Anna, who favors the Trojans/ Aeneas?

12. According to Anna (lines 47-49) what will happen if Dido marries Aeneas?