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used in The Aeneid

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something that prepares for or introduces what is to follow


music #1:  an introductory piece of music — such as might introduce an act of an opera


music #2:  a short independent piece of music — typically for piano
  • O curst essay of arms, disastrous doom, Prelude of bloody fields, and fights to come!
    Book 11 (18% in)
  • So fares the bull in his lov'd female's sight: Proudly he bellows, and preludes the fight; He tries his goring horns against a tree, And meditates his absent enemy; He pushes at the winds; he digs the strand With his black hoofs, and spurns the yellow sand.
    Book 12 (12% in)

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