NIDTHE AENEID (VIRGIL) O n the Mediterranean Sea, Aeneas and his fellow Trojans flee from their folks metropolis of troy, which has been destroyed by the Greeks. They sail for Italy, where Aeneas is destined to app arel Rome. As they near their destination, a fierce storm throws them turn on course and lands them in Carthage. Dido, Carthages founder and queen, welcomes them. Aeneas relates to Dido the long and frightening story of his groups travels thus far. Aeneas tells of the sack of troy that ended the Trojan War after ten age of Greek siege. In the final campaign, the Trojans were tricked when they accepted into their city walls a wooden horse that, unbeknownst to them, harbored several Greek soldiers in its hollow belly. He tells how he escaped the burning city with his father, Anchises; his son, Ascanius; and the hearth gods that represent their fallen city. Assured by the gods that a glorious future awaited him in Italy, he expect off sail with a fleet contain ing the surviving citizens of Troy. Aeneas relates the ordeals they go about on their journey. Twice they attempted to haoma a reinvigorated-made city, lone(prenominal) to be driven away by bad omens and plagues. Harpies, creatures that are part woman and part bird, cursed them, but they also encountered friendly countrymen unexpectedly.
Finally, after the loss of Anchises and a bout of reverence weather, they made their way to Carthage. Impressed by Aeneass exploits and charitable to his suffering, Dido, a Phoenician princess who fled her home and founded Carthage after her brother gain her husband, falls in l ove with Aeneas. They live together as lover! s for a period, until the gods remind Aeneas of his duty to found a new city. He determines to set sail once again. Dido is devastated by his departure, and kills herself by ordering a huge pyre to be build with Aeneass castaway possessions, climbing upon it, and stabbing herself with the sword Aeneas leaves behind. As the Trojans make for Italy, bad weather blows them to Sicily, where they...If you want to get a full essay, order it on our website: OrderCustomPaper.com
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