Friday, October 09, 2009

Vergil in honor of the President

. . . tum pietāte gravem ac meritīs sī forte virum quem
cōnspexēre, silent arrēctīsque auribus adstant,
--ille regit dictīs animōs et pectora mulcet. . .

Perhaps this is the hope? But if I recall correctly, the man to whom the words probably refer gained the Pax Romana through strength, not through words.

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