Nec / violasse / fidem / temptantibus / aequora / prodest /;
/ perfidiae / poenas exigit ille locus,
/ praecipve / cum / laesus / Amor, / quia / mater Amorum
nuda / Cytheriacis / edita / fertur / aquis.
/ Perdita / ne / perdam / timeo,  / noceamve / nocenti /,
/ neu / bibat / aequoreas naufragus hostis aquas.
Vive, precor!  Sic te / melius / quam / funere / perdam /.
tu / potius / leti causa / ferere / mei.
/ Finge /, age /, te / rapido (/ nullum / sit / in omine pondus!)
turbine / deprendi/ : quid tibi mentis / erit? /
/ Protinus / occurrent / falsae / periuria / linguae
et / Phrygia / Dido / fraude / coacta / mori /.
/ Coniugis / ante oculos / deceptae / stabit / imago /
/ tristis / et / effusis / sanguinolenta / comis / .

English Translation:

Nor is it useful for those who test the seas to break faith;
that place exacts the punishments for treachery,
especially when Love has been wounded, because the mother of Love,
having risen naked, as it is said, from the Cytherian waters.
Having been ruined, fear that I will ruin him, and that I will injure him who injures me,
and let the shipwrecked enemy not drink the waters of the sea.
Live, I pray!  Thus I desire to harm you less than by death;
rather, you will be considered as the cause of my own death.
Envision, do it, that you are being seized (may there be no importance in omens!)
by a rushing storm; what will you disposition be?
Further on, the perjuries of your false tongue will come rushing to you;
As well as Dido having been summoned by Trojan deceit to die.
The shade of your deceived wife will stand before your eyes
Heavy of heart and bloody with hair poured out


  violasse: perfect active infinitive

  Fidem: accusative, sing, feminine; direct object of violasse

  temptantibus:  present active participle; dative, plural, masculine

  aequora: accusative, plural, neuter; object of temptantibus

  prodest: 3rd person, singular, present, active, indicative; impersonal and takes dative; from prosum, prodesse

  perfidiae: dative of reference with exigit

  praecipve:  take adverbially, ‘especially’

  laesus: 3rd person, singular, perfect, passive, indicative; est is implied and Amor is the subject

  quia: ‘because’

  Cytheriacis: ‘Cytherian’, referring to Venus and her birthplace, on the shores of Cytheria

  Fertur: 3rd person, singular, present, passive, indicative; impersonal and paranthetical; ‘It is considered’

  perdita: perfect, passive, participle; feminine, nominative, singular, describing Dido

  perdam:  present, active, subjunctive 1st sing;  in a clause of fearing

  noceamve:  present, active, subjunctive, 1st person, singular, also with timeo in a clause of fearing

  nocenti: present active partciple, dative singular – object of noceam which takes a dative

  neu: ‘or not, and not’

  bibat:  3rd person, singular, present, active, subjunctive; jussive subjunctive

  melius: comparative adverb of bonus, a, um;  here Dido want’s Aeneas to come away in a better condition suffering from her harm than from the harm that death will bring.  Thus the translation of melius as ‘less’

  funere: funus funeris, neuter, ablative, singular; ablative of means

  perdam:  1st person, singular, present, active, subjunctive; optative subjunctive ‘would that I harm you’

  potius: rather

  ferere:  2nd person, singular, future, passive, indicative

  finge: present active imperative, ‘fix in your mind’; introduces an indirect statement

  age:  present active imperatives

  te: accusative subject in indirect discourse

  nullum: predicate nominative with sit, neuter, nominative, singular

  sit:  optative subjunctive; 3rd person, singular, present, active, subjunctive

  deprendi:  present passive infinitive; main verb in indirect discourse

  erit: 3rd person, singular, future, active, indicative

  protinus: adverb

  occurrent: 3rd person, plural, future, active, indicative

  periuria: neuter, plural, nominative; subject of occurrent

  Phrygia:  dependent on fraude

  Dido: feminine, nominative, singular, also subject of occurrent

  coacta:  perfect, passive, participle; feminine, nominative, singular; modifying Dido

  mori: present passive infinitive; gerundive; neuter, accusative singular; object of coacta

  coniugis: feminine, genitive, singular; with imago

  deceptae: perfect passive participle; genitive, singular, modifying coniugis

  imago:  subject of clause

tristis: feminine nominative singular, modifying imago

  effusis:  perfect passive participle, ablative plural, modifying comis

  sanguinolenta: feminine, nominative, singular, modifying imago

  comis: feminine, ablative, plural, ‘hair’