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.