As Book 11 of the Aeneid begins, Aeneas makes preparations to bury the dead and mourn the fallen Prince Pallas, son of his ally, King Evander. Hear Virgil’s original Latin and follow in John Dryden’s classic English translation here.
King Evander of the Arcadians offers Aeneas 400 cavalrymen and the support of his valiant son, Pallas, and suggests in addition where even stronger reinforcements may be available.
The illustration is Alexander the Great at the Battle of Issus, from a mosaic in the House of the Faun at Pompeii.
Hear the Latin and follow in John Dryden’s English translation here.
In the battle between the Trojans and Rutulians, Turnus, the Italian leader, and Pallas, the young Arcadian Prince, confront one another – Pallas fights bravely, but the match is an uneven one. Hear the combat in Virgil’s Latin and follow in English here.