Q. Horatius Flaccus
vidimus flavom Tiberim, retortislitore Etrusco violenter undis,ire deiectum monumenta registemplaque Vestae,Iliae dum se nimium querentiiactat ultorem, vagus et sinistralabitur ripa, Iove non probante, ux-orius amnis.
We saw the yellow Tiber, its waves hurled back in fury from the Tuscan shore, advance to overthrow the King's Memorial and Vesta's shrines, showing himself too ardent an avenger of complaining Ilia, and spreading far and wide o' er the left bank without Jove's sanction, -- fond river-god.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Q. Horatius Flaccus: Volume I. Odes and Epodes, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 33N, translated by Niall Rudd, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 2004, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.