The city of Troy has been destroyed after the battle, Aeneas now has no home. He will now have to establish a new city.
Carthage is Juno's favourite city and wants to protect it. She had previously been offended by the Trojans so she did not particularly like them. She tries sending Aeneas and his men away but they stay anyway.
Dido (the queen of Carthage) welcomes them. Aeneas and Dido fall in love and assume they are married. When he leaves Dido kills herself on a funeral pyre by stabbing herself.
Aeneas goes to the Underworld where he sees his father who shows him the descendants of their family waiting to bee reborn. Aeneas then remembers his duty.
King Latinus hopes that Aeneas is the man in the prophecy that will marry his daughter Lavinia.
Turnus was supposed to marry Lavinia, a fight breaks out. Aeneas kills Turnus.