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The Aeneid
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  • Why this protracted war, when my commands Pronounc’d a peace, and gave the Latian lands?
  • Grant that the Fates have firm’d, by their decree, The Trojan race to reign in Italy; At least I can defer the nuptial day, And with protracted wars the peace delay: With blood the dear alliance shall be bought, And both the people near destruction brought; So shall the son-in-law and father join, With ruin, war, and waste of either line.
  • The long defense the Trojan people made, The war protracted, and the siege delay’d, Were due to Hector’s and this hero’s hand: Both brave alike, and equal in command; Aeneas, not inferior in the field, In pious reverence to the gods excell’d.
  • To this, Euryalus: "You plead in vain, And but protract the cause you cannot gain.

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  • protracted negotiations
  • bring an end to the protracted war between the countries

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