Excerpt from Rome and Its Ruins
Rome Pagan and Rome Papal! How much is contained in these four words I How we are car ried back to the days of our'early youth, when painfully at school we were taught the early history of Rome! We see zeneas and his com panions, the wandering ... fugitives from Troy, land ing at the mouth of the Tiber, - which was then, as Virgil describes it, but is now no longer, shaded by leafy groves, - and sending a peaceful embassy to King Latinus. Afterwards, When war broke out between the Trojans and the Latins, we see Eneas himself sailing up the Tiber, to solicit the friendship and aid oi Evander, the aged Arcadian 'king, whose city of Palantium was in the low ground beneath the Palatine Hill. We see the furious contest raging between the strangers and the inhabitants of Latium, in which. Turnus, the, king of the Rutulians, on the one side, and Eneas on p the! Other, fought? For' the hand of.
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