Latin poems to know and love.

Metamorphoses Book 8, Lines 780 - 816

Ceres takes revenge

by Ovid

Attonitae dryades damno nemorumque suoque

Fames, the personification of famine and hunger

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Aeneid Book 1, lines 387 - 409

Venus’s swans

by Virgil

'Quisquis es, haud, credo, invisus caelestibus auras

The oracle of the swans brings good news to Aeneas

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Metamorphoses Book 1, lines 466-76 and 525-67

Apollo and Daphne

by Ovid

inpiger umbrosa Parnasi constitit arce

To escape Apollo, Daphne becomes a laurel tree

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