… I saw these terrible things,
and took great part in them.

[… quaeque ipse miserrima vidi
et quorum pars magna fui.]

Virgil (statue)
Virgil (70-19 BC) Roman poet [b. Publius Vergilius Maro; also Vergil]
Aeneid, Book 2, l. 5 (c. 29-19 BC) [tr. Mantinband (1964)]

Aeneas, referring to the sacking of Troy.

Alt. trans.: "All of which misery I saw, and a great part of which I was."

Added on 25-Mar-13 | Last updated 25-Mar-13
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