The Suicide of Dido

Vanessa Barklay

Ravenshoe, Australia

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The Suicide of Dido

As told by Virgil in the Aeneid, Dido became a great Queen of Phoenician Carthage in Libya. She was the daughter of the King of Tyre and sister to Pygmalion and fled their tyrannical rule in Phoenicia settling in North Africa where she established the ancient city of Carthage.
Aeneus, fleeing from Troy landed in Carthage and became her lover and on leaving Dido to found Rome by order of prophecy, she was left broken-hearted.
Mounting a funeral pyre, upon her lounge she had lay with Aeneus when he had been with her, grief-stricken, she slew herself with her sword…

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Dido
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Lounge
Sword

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