I have two questions:
1) In Roman mythology is it correct to say that Picus, Faunus, Latinus were succeeded by Aeneas as King of Latium?
2) Point of Grammar: The Trojans deliberating on the probity of the wooden horse...
'...Alii eum ut donum Minervae, deae Troianis benignae.
Orberg says the above is an example of dative with use of 'benignus'. I take it that Troianis here is dative, rather than Minervae, right? So it would be 'others (saw it) as a gift of the benevolent goddess Minerva to the Trojans.
Do I have that right?
Also we have the sea serpents attacking Laocoon...
'...collo longa corpora sua circumdant = collum longis corporibus (abl) suis circumdant
Orberg identifies 'collo' as dative with 'circumdant'. I'm not sure how this works...
Their long bodies entwined about his neck....'with the sense of 'about' being indicated by dative 'collo'??