„Mantua, the home of the Muses, raised to the skies by immortal verse, and a match for the lyre of Homer.“
Mantua, Musarum domus atque ad sidera cantu evecta Aonio et Smyrnaeis aemula plectris.

—  Силий Италик, Book VIII, lines 593–594
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