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1

Vergil

Author of the Aeneid, he died in 19 BC, with the Aeneid not quite finished (He ordered it burned, but Augustus saved it)

2

How Aeneas escapes Troy

He is saved by Poseidon, and carries his father (Anchises) on his back, leading his son (Ascanius) behind him by the hand.

3

Iulus

The son of Aeneas, also called Ascanius

4

Aeneas' adventures before Dido

He is told he must found a city in the land of the founder of the Trojan race, Dardanus. He sails to Crete only to find he must go to Italy. On the way, he fights Polyphemus (the same Cyclops that Odysseus fought) and is beset by storm brought by Juno/Hera, ending up in Carthage with Dido

5

Dido

Queen of Carthage, which is being built when Aeneas arrives. Cupid makes her fall in love with Aeneas

6

What happens with Dido and Aeneas?

Mercury orders Aeneas to leave and go on to Italy, and he obliges, but waits for the right time to tell Dido. She founds out before this, and confronts him. He tells her he must go, and leaves the next morning. She kills herself and curses him with her last breath, explaining the later conflict (real) between Rome and Carthage

7

Palinurus

The helmsman of Aeneas' ship, who is drowned by Neptune as a required sacrifice (at the Bay of Naples)

8

Cumae

A town on the northern lip of the Bay of Naples, where Aeneas consults the Sibyl and they descend to the Underworld

9

Dido in the Underworld

Refuses to talk to Aeneas, although he is crying and pleading for her to speak

10

Latinus

Local king in Latium, where Aeneas wants to build his city. He is Lavinia's father

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Lavinia

Daughter of Latinus, who is offered to Aeneas as wife, and accepted. She was previously betrothed to Turnus, however, and a war thus erupts between Aeneas and the locals

12

Turnus

A king of the nearby Rutulians, he was betrothed to Lavinia, and fights Aeneas over it

13

How does the Aeneid end?

Aeneas has wounded Turnus in single combat, and is begging for his life. Aeneas sees a sword-belt of his friend, Pallas, tied to Turnus as a trophy, and kills him in cold blood as a result.