Do not trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Grecians, even bearing gifts.Lines 48–49; Trojan priest of Apollo warning against the wooden horse left by the Greeks.Cf. Dryden's translation:
Trust not their presents, nor admit the horse.
Cf. also Symmons' translation:
O! trust not to the horse, my Trojan Friends! Whate'er it means, it means but to deceive. I dread the Grecians even when they give.
Cf. also Conington's translation:
Mistrust, mistrust it, men of Troy! Whate'er it be, a Greek I fear, Though presents in his hand he bear.