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  • For generations of adults, the simple word-series "amo, amare, amavi, amatus" used to act as a kind of madeleine, calling to mind long classroom hours spent conjugating Latin verbs (including this one, meaning "love"), then exploring Gaul in its three parts and eventually trying to puzzle out the syntax of the rugged lines that followed "Arma virumque cano," the opening phrase of Virgil's "The Aeneid."

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  • It's an interview with Fagles on his translation of the Aeneid, and it has a wonderful bit specifically on translating arma virumque cano.

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  • Glaukôpidos: An Anachronism in Modernity: Arma virumque cano!

    Arma virumque cano!

  • Downer, a senior counsel and former Rhodes scholar, last week launched his presentation of the State's case with the apt opening line from the Roman poet Virgil's epic, the Aeneid: Arma virumque cano.

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  • Poetry may desert the royal themes of long ago -- _arma virumque cano, maenin aeide thea_ -- and relate the lowly life of common folk, even the sordid life of the poor and miserable, but when doing so throws over it the musical glamour of verse and arouses the heat of sympathy and passion.

    The Principles of Aesthetics

  • Old Brooks, out of sheer custom, sat on the high stool at his desk and hummed his declensions to himself, or the sing-song _Arma virumque cano_ that was almost all his Latin pupils remembered of his classics when they had left school.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • 'Sic forsan tener ausus est Catullus magno mittere passerem Maroni'; [37] the book being named from its first word, like _Arma virumque_ of the

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • 'Protinus Italiam concepit et arma virumque qui modo vix Culicem fleverat ore rudi.'

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • -- 'O et præsidium et dulce decus meum, _agus_, Tityre tu patulæ recubans sub tegmine _Styornoway_, Arma virumque cano, _Macklyoda_ et

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 25, April, 1873

  • Jack Dobson, a jolly enough lad, who fought cheerily even when he knew a sound thrashing was in store for him, but all his brains were good for was to stumble through _Arma virumque cano_, and then whisper, "Noll, you can fire a gun and shoot a man, but how can you sing 'em?"

    The Yeoman Adventurer

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