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Dido was, according to ancient Greek and Roman sources, the founder and first Queen of Carthage (in modern-day Tunisia). She is best known from the account given by the Roman poet Virgil in his Aeneid. In some sources she is also known as Elissa.

Dido and Aeneas fall in love by the management of Juno and Venus, acting in concert though for different reasons. Mercury tells Aeneas of all the promising Italian lands and orders Aeneas to get his fleet ready. Dido can no longer bear to live. When Dido sees Aeneas' fleet leaving she curses him and his Trojans and proclaims endless hate between Carthage and the descendants of Troy, foreshadowing the Punic Wars.

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Dido was, according to ancient Greek and Roman sources, the founder and first Queen of Carthage (in modern-day Tunisia). She is best known from the account given by the Roman poet Virgil in his Aeneid. In some sources she is also known as Elissa.

Dido and Aeneas fall in love by the management of Juno and Venus, acting in concert though for different reasons. Mercury tells Aeneas of all the promising Italian lands and orders Aeneas to get his fleet ready. Dido can no longer bear to live. When Dido sees Aeneas' fleet leaving she curses him and his Trojans and proclaims endless hate between Carthage and the descendants of Troy, foreshadowing the Punic Wars. More...

 
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