Di, quibus imperium est animarum, umbraeque silentes
et Chaos et Phlegethon, loca nocte tacentia late,
sit mihi fas audita loqui; sit numine vestro
pandere res alta terra et caligine mersas.
You gods, whose reign is all the living, you silent shades,
and you, Chaos, and you, Phlegethon, you, wide, silent expanse of night,
let me speak of what I have heard; let me, with your divine will,
reveal things deep-rooted in the earth, things submerged in gloomy fog.
Virgil, Aeneid, Book VI