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Aeneas and the Priestess by catch---22 Aeneas and the Priestess by catch---22
From here there is a road that leads to the waters

of Tartarean Acheron. Here thick with mud a whirlpool seethes

in the vast depths, and spews all its sands into Cocytus.

A grim ferryman watches over the rivers and streams,

Charon, dreadful in his squalor, with a mass of unkempt

white hair straggling from his chin: flames glow in his eyes...


Then Aeneas, stirred and astonished at the tumult, said:

‘O virgin, tell me, what does this crowding to the river mean?

What do the souls want? And by what criterion do these leave

the bank, and those sweep off with the oars on the leaden stream?

The ancient priestess spoke briefly to him, so:

‘Son of Anchises, true child of the gods, you see

the deep pools of Cocytus, and the Marsh of Styx,

by whose name the gods fear to swear falsely.

All this crowd, you see, were destitute and unburied:

that ferryman is Charon: those the waves carry were buried:

he may not carry them from the fearful shore on the harsh waters

before their bones are at rest in the earth. They roam

for a hundred years and flit around these shores...


~ virgil - the aeneid VI


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the last one of this series... promise.
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GiardQatar Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb
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:iconcatch---22:
many thanks Alain.
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GiardQatar Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome Dennis
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:iconwolfcreek50:
Very fine shot and work Dennis...
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:iconcatch---22:
thank you Steven!
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:iconwolfcreek50:
Always welcome Dennis...
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TeaPhotography Jun 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fabulous! :w00t:
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