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1

calling on the muse

“I sing of arms and of the man”
“Fierce and unforgetting anger of Juno”
“Famous for his piety”

2

The storm in Book 1

“Aeneas and his limbs grew weak”
Neptune “calming the swell” “as when disorder arises among the people of a great city”
“He showed them a face of hope and kept his misery deep in his heart”

3

Scrolls of fate

“on them I impose no limits of time or place”
“race that wears the toga”
“a Trojan Caesar”
“laden with spoils of the east”

4

Meeting Dido in Book 1

“she was like Diana… tallest of all the goddesses”
“urging on their work”
“through my own suffering, I am learning to help those who suffer”

5

Aeneas introducing himself to Dido

“I am Aeneas, known for my devotion”

6

Carthage

“electing magistrates and a senate”
“laying deep foundations for a theatre”
“Their walls are already rising!”

7

Cupid

“breathe fire and poison in to her and she will not know”

8

Laocoon

“two serpents seized his two young sons”
“feeding on their helpless limbs”

9

Ghost of Hector

“look for a great city to establish for them”
“So shamefully disfigured the face that was once so serene?”

10

Homeric Hero in Book 2

“frenzy and anger drove me on and suddenly it seemed the noble thing to do to die in arms”
“I ran towards her ranting and raving”

11

Pyrrhus

“like a snake which has fed on poisonous herbs”

12

The women in Troy

“like doves driven down in a black storm”
"frightened mothers"
"do not fail in your love for our son"

13

Polites

“vomited his life’s blood before their eyes”

14

Priam

“body trembling as it slithered through pools of his son’s blood”
“His might trunk lay upon the shore, the head hacked from the shoulders”

15

Ascanius in Troy

“flame seemed to lick his soft hair… without harming him”

16

Harpies

“filth oozing from their bellies”
“gnaw around the edges of your tables”

17

Helenus

“this is the fate allotted to you by the king of the gods”
“a great sow with the litter of thirty piglets”

18

Juno in Book 4

“All powerful Juno then took pity”
“sent Iris… to free her struggling spirit”

19

Mercury in Book 4

“you owe him the land of Rome”
“No more delay! Women are unstable creatures, always changing”

20

Anna

“what a kingdom you will see rising here if you are married to such a man!”
“sobbing as she dried the dark blood with her own dress”
“It is not only yourself you have destroyed”

21

Aeneas in Book 4

“most splendid of them all… like Apollo”
“slaves of lust”
“it is not by my own will that I Search for Italy”
“fight down the anguish in his heart”

22

Dido as a victim

“like a wounded doe”
“the towers she was building ceased to rise”
“called it a marriage, using the word to cover her guilt”

23

Dido being angry

“she raged and raved round the whole city like a Bacchant”
“Dido dying a cruel death?”
“I am hated because of you”

24

Dido's death

“There is nothing left for you, Dido”
“I have not kept faith with the ashes of Sychaeus”
“fell upon the sword”
“dying not by the decree of fate or by her own deserts”

25

Dido and vengeance

“Let there be war between the nations”
“serves his flesh at his father’s table?”

26

women in Book 5

“gave him a prize…Cretan slave woman”

27

Iris in Book 5

“the minds of the women of troy were roused”
“hurling blazing branches”

28

Sibyl in Book 6

"foaming mouth"
"deadly wars, I see the Thybris foaming with torrents of blood"
"A second Achilles is already born in Latium"

29

Aeneas in Book 6

"downcast eyes and sorrowing face"
"two doves"
"saw the hero and his armour gleaming"

30

Palinurus

“how can you, who are unburied, hope to set eyes on the river Styx?”
“place will bear the name of Palinurus”