Aeneas

Aeneas
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  • Aeneas  fled Troy after it was destroyed by the Greeks.   His commander Hector told him to leave the country and start a new city overseas.
  • A storm which was sent by Juno changed the direction of the voyage
  • Aeneas arrives in Carthage  on the shores of Africa, where he meets Dido, the widow queen. 
  • Aeneas loves Dido but his duty calls him, through the God Mercury, to sail off to his destiny. Dido, heartbroken, kills herself with Aeneas sword which gave her as a goodbye gift
  • Aeneas arrives at the mouth of the Tiber where he is welcomed by the King. Some locals were worried about his arrival, and a war ensued which the Trojans won. Aeneas then married the King's daughter, Lavinia.  
  • Lavinium is begun, which is the origin for Rome. A later battle against the Rutuli ends in Aeneas death. His body is never found and he is then worshipped as a god called Livy. 
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