Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Hostage in the Mouth of Myth

"It came to this, then, sister? You deceived me?
The pyre meant this, altars and fires meant this?
What shall I mourn first, being abandoned? Did you
Scorn your sister's company in death?
You should have called me out to the same fate!
The same blade's edge and hurt, at the same hour,
Should have taken us off."

-Anna to Dido
Book IV of Virgil's The Aeneid

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