Georgics (Lykaian bulls)

Author Virgil
Subject Poetic Literary References

Virgil, Georgics, 4.538-540

Choose out four noble bulls of stately girth that now graze the heights of green Lycaeus, and as many heifers whose neck no yoke has touched.

Latin text:

Quattuor eximios praestanti corpore tauros,
qui tibi nunc viridis depascunt summa Lycaei,
delige et intacta totidem cervice iuvencas.