Twin snakes coming from the Teneda island through the calm sea, with their immense coils they lean upon the sea and side by side stretch to shore
Gemini (venientes) a Tendedo (insula) tranquilo per alta immensis oribus angues incumbunt pelafo pariterque ad litora tendunt.
Iamque (serpentes) arva tenebant ardentisque oculos suffecti sanguine et igni sibila lambebant linguis vibrantibus ora.
And now the snakes arrived upon the fields and having been filled with respect to their burning eye with blood and fire they were licking their hissing mouth awith their vibrating tongues we flee from the sight of the snakes.
primum parva duorum corpora natorum serpens amplexus uterque implicat et missers morsu depascitur artus
First each snake having embraced the small bodies of the two sons entwines them and feeds upon their miserable bodies with a bite.
Post (Laocoonta) ipsum auxilio subeuntem ac tela fermenten (serpentes) corripiunt spirisque lisant ingentibus; et iam bis medium (corporis) amplexi, bis collo squame circumnavigare terga dati (illum) superant capite et cervicibus altis.
Afterwards the snakes seize Laocoon himself approaching for help and bringing weapons and they bind him with their long coils; and now twice having squeezed the middle of his body, twice having placed their scaley backs around his they overcome him with their heads and long necks