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The Tiber
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The Tiber
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The Aeneid
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  • Against the Tiber’s mouth, but far away, An ancient town was seated on the sea; A Tyrian colony; the people made Stout for the war, and studious of their trade: Carthage the name; belov’d by Juno more Than her own Argos, or the Samian shore.
  • Our narrow kingdom here the Tiber bounds; That other side the Latian state surrounds, Insults our walls, and wastes our fruitful grounds.
  • The Trojan, from the main, beheld a wood, Which thick with shades and a brown horror stood: Betwixt the trees the Tiber took his course, With whirlpools dimpled; and with downward force, That drove the sand along, he took his way, And roll’d his yellow billows to the sea.
  • A tract of land the Latins have possess’d Along the Tiber, stretching to the west, Which now Rutulians and Auruncans till, And their mix’d cattle graze the fruitful hill.

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  • It is thought that grain was shipped on The Tiber as early as the 5th century BC.
  • It was now about to fall much farther and run to join streams that made their way through the city... to the Tiber.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War

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