Do not trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Grecians, even bearing gifts.

[Equo ne credite, Teucri.
quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.]

Virgil
Virgil (70-19 BC) Roman poet [b. Publius Vergilius Maro; also Vergil]
Aeneid, Book 2, l. 48 (c. 29-19 BC)

Alt. trans.: "O Trojans, do not trust the horse. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts."
Added on 31-Dec-12 | Last updated 31-Dec-12
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