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Pietas filiorum in parentes.

Honour from children towards parents

LXIX.

Per medios hosteis patriae c¨m ferret ab igne
Aeneas humeris dulce parentis onus,
Parcite dicebat, vobis sene adorea rapto
Nulla erit, erepto sed patre summa mihi.[1]

When Aeneas was carrying the dear burden of his father on his shoulders through the midst of the enemy, out of the flames destroying his homeland, he kept saying: Spare us. Carrying off an old man will bring you no glory; but carrying my father to safety will be the greatest glory for me.

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Eines kinds trewe gegen
seinen eltern.

LXIX.

Aeneas das frumb redlich bluet,
Als Troia feindt und fewrs vol war,
Seinn alten vater auff sich luedt,
Trueg in aus not, schrey laut und clar,
Ir feyndt verschont, euch nutzt kein har,
So ir erschlagt den alten grey▀,
Aber so ich sein leyb bewar,
Erlang ich ewig lob und prey▀.

Notes:

1. áThis is based on Anthologia graeca 9.163, a much translated epigram. It refers to the celebrated incident of Aeneas’ rescue of his old father at the sack of Troy, carrying him on his shoulders through the occupied and burning city. See Vergil, Aeneid 2.634ff.


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