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Neptune arrives on the scene of the storm and sees the wreckage of Aeneas' fleet. He summons the winds and rebukes them for daring to overturn the seas and Neptune's power. Then he sends the winds back to Aeolus, promising a much greater punishment.
Juno addresses Aeolus and commands him to stir up a storm to overwhelm the Trojans on the Tyrrhenian Sea, just west of Italy. Aeolus owes a lot to Juno, and thus will do her bidding.
The English word mile comes from Latin. We think the mile is an arbitrary length that has nothing in common with a kilometer, but its decimal origins are clear when you know the etymology.
The storm arrives and destroys much of the Trojan fleet. Many of Aeneas' ships are lost, driven either into sand bars and reefs, or sucked into a devouring whirlpool. Vergil uses a lot of metrical effects to emphasize the devastating nature of this storm.
The third rule of Latin grammar is that some adjectives describe just part of their noun. These adjectives are primarily superlatives, like summus or ultimus, but also include medius, ceterus, and reliquus. It's best to translate them with "of" or "part of".
91 rules of grammar adjectives
Juno has aroused another storm and Dido and Aeneas, who are out on their hunt, find themselves in the same cave. Juno serves as bridesmaid to this primal wedding, with Earth and Sky witnesses and nymphs singing the wedding hymn. Check out http://www.aeneid.co for more videos and help on reading the Aeneid!
Just a week ago, I released a tool that helps you focus on core Latin vocabulary, the most common words that show up in Latin. I'm happy to announce a update to the tool that gives a user rating (a time independent measure), item analysis, and correct answers. Enjoy!
Hannibal always remained an enemy of the Roman people, even after his defeat at Zama by Scipio Africanus. But when he offered his help to Antiochus III in Syria, he also brought with him his sly wit.
Juno visit Aeolus, the ruler of the winds and king of a floating island in the Mediterranean. Her goal: to drive Aeneas far away from Italy and his fate. If only she could.
The word barbarian was coined by the Greeks to cover all people who didn't speak Greek, even though you may think it refers to cities, laws, or even a particular preference for drink. The thing is, the Greeks even felt that the Latin speaking Romans were barbarians. That is, until they were conquered by them.