Sibyllae

Sibyllae

women endowed with prophetic powers who interceded with gods for men. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 239]
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95-104: nec desunt uariae circa oblectamina uitae | siue uaporiferas, blandissima litora, Baias | enthea fatidicae seu uisere tecta Sibyllae | dulce sit.
The image that is formed in our minds of the Sibyl at the very beginning of Book VI of The Aeneid, is one that evokes fear if not awe: "But pious Aeneas seeks the heights which lofty Apollo presides over, within some distance, the retreat of the dreaded Sibyl, the enormous cavern, into which the Delian seer breathes a mighty mind and soul, disclosing the future" ("at pius Aeneas arces, quibus altus Apollo/ praesidet, horrendaeque procul secreta Sibyllae,/ antrum immane, petit, magnam cui mentem animumque / Delius inspirat vates aperitque futura") (lines 9-12).
165r, "Satis superque nobis feminei sexus dignitatem ostendunt Sibyllae decem, ve1 ut Augustinus sentire videtur duodecim quae divino spiritu afflatae Troianum excidium, Alexandri regnum, Romanorum potentiam, Christi optimi maximi adventum dilucide praedixerunt.
23) use the word consilium instead of mens; the former wrote: "Vates Sibyllae sint a veteribus nuncupatae .