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Book I Aeneas shelters here with seven ships-/ all he can muster, all the storm has left. [They arrive on the Libyan coast. Aeneas and Achates in foreground. ~ Dosso Dossi

Book I Aeneas shelters here with seven ships-/ all he can muster, all the storm has left. [They arrive on the Libyan coast. Aeneas and Achates in foreground. ~ Dosso Dossi

Book III Aeneas' travels take him to Buthrotum, on the coast of the Ionian Sea North of Greece

Book III Aeneas' travels take him to Buthrotum, on the coast of the Ionian Sea North of Greece

Book VI ...upon his left he sees a broad/ fortress encircled by a triple wall/and girdled by a rapid flood of flames/ that rage.  [ Aeneas and the sibyl pass Tartarus, the place where the worst criminals are punished]

Book VI ...upon his left he sees a broad/ fortress encircled by a triple wall/and girdled by a rapid flood of flames/ that rage. [ Aeneas and the sibyl pass Tartarus, the place where the worst criminals are punished]

Book IV "I shall unite the two in certain marriage,/ and seal her as Aeneas' very own; and this shall be their wedding." [ juno plans the storm that will force Dido and Aeneas to shelter in the cave and become lovers, "married" in the eyes of Dido.] ~art, Bjorn Wlimblad

Book IV "I shall unite the two in certain marriage,/ and seal her as Aeneas' very own; and this shall be their wedding." [ juno plans the storm that will force Dido and Aeneas to shelter in the cave and become lovers, "married" in the eyes of Dido.] ~art, Bjorn Wlimblad

Book VI The Lady of Cumae escorts Aeneas to the entrance to the Underworld

Book VI The Lady of Cumae escorts Aeneas to the entrance to the Underworld

Book V Meanwhile, Aeneas, well upon his way, /was sailing steadfast with his galleys/ ...watching where the walls of Carthage glowed/ with sad Elyssa's flames.

Book V Meanwhile, Aeneas, well upon his way, /was sailing steadfast with his galleys/ ...watching where the walls of Carthage glowed/ with sad Elyssa's flames.

Book III Aeneas pulling up the bleeding plant (painted in red)  [maiolica plate ,Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo, 1530]

Book III Aeneas pulling up the bleeding plant (painted in red) [maiolica plate ,Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo, 1530]

Book IV "How can you struggle now against a love/that is so acceptable?...If you marry Aeneas, what a city, / and what a kingdom, sister, you will see!" [Anna encourages Dido's love for Aeneas.  ~Seated women, painted terracotta mold statuette. .Myrina, Mysia (Asia Minor). 100 BCE. London, British Museum.

Book IV "How can you struggle now against a love/that is so acceptable?...If you marry Aeneas, what a city, / and what a kingdom, sister, you will see!" [Anna encourages Dido's love for Aeneas. ~Seated women, painted terracotta mold statuette. .Myrina, Mysia (Asia Minor). 100 BCE. London, British Museum.

Book VI Aeneas being ferried across the Styx. Virgil, Aeneid. Ferrara, 1458.

Book VI Aeneas being ferried across the Styx. Virgil, Aeneid. Ferrara, 1458.

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