Book 4

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  • Book 4
    • Dido's love
      • Aeneas is constantly on her mind
      • in her mind she views Aeneas as a god
      • she prays to Jupiter to knock him with a thunderbolt if she was to break her marriage bonds to sychaeus
      • compared to a wounded deer
        • her love is making her weak
        • being compared to a hunted animal which is a contrast to when she was compared to a huntress
          • Venus has broken her
      • love compared to a fire
        • ominous as is burns brightly but only for a short amount of time
        • similar to the fall of troy
          • destructive
      • infatuated by Aeneas
        • she's desperate to hear his voice
        • she forgets her duties to carthage
        • building stops and men stop the exercises of war
          • city is vulnerable
    • Anna's advise
      • Aeneas could offer her the opportunity of children
      • she shouldn't waste away her youth
        • Aeneas would make her happy
      • could help offer her city protection
        • From neighbouring tribes or Pygmalion
      • she could get confirmation from the gods
        • do them by offering them sacrifices and ask them to give her a sign
      • to try and keep Aeneas here as long as possible
        • eg telling him he cant set sail because it is too stormy
    • Devine intervention
      • Juno plans that while Aeneas and Dido are hunting that she will send down a heavy down pour
        • they will seek refuge in the same cave
        • they will consummate their love
          • they do this and Dido takes this as a sign that they are married
            • this "marriage"is witnessed by Juno
        • her pan is to keep the Trojans in Carthage so they don't become enemies
      • Venus says that she will only agree to these plans if she consults Jupiter
        • this is because venus knows Jupiter will not agree to this
    • Rumour
      • female
        • enjoys to gossip
        • grows in size
          • pun, as more people know the rumour grows
      • devine
        • cant be controlled
      • takes news to Iarbas
        • fuels him with anger
    • Iarbas
      • son of Jupiter
        • very respectful to his father ad has built 100 temples in his honour
        • Iarbas wished to marry Dido
        • prays to Jupiter and reveals to him how Dido has taken Aeneas has her husband and restricted him of his destiny
    • Jupiter's reaction
      • He feels Aeneas is not the man Jupiter promised
        • He sends Mercury to remind him of his duty
          • He finds Aeneas in a tyrian cloak
          • Aeneas is laying the foundations of carthage
          • he reminds of is duty to Ascanius' fututre
      • Aeneas respects the word of the gods
      • he keeps it from Dido until he can find a way to tell her
    • Dido
      • She first rages with passion
        • she rages around the city like a bacchant who hears the name of Bacchus at a biennial orgy
        • she feels Aeneas is a traitor for trying to leave in secret
          • 'Aeneas fights the anguish in his heart'
        • rumour tells her
      • Dido prays for death
        • she tells anna that an Ethiopian priestess has informed her on how to make Aneas stay or to free her from her love
        • they must build a funeral pyre
          • on top they put Aeneas belongs eg his sword and an effigy of aeneas
            • she puts an end to her frenzy with Aeneas sword
              • Juno sends down Iris to free her sole by taking a lock of her hair
          • she prays that the Tyrians and the Trojans are great enemies and fight a great war
      • Mercury appears to Aeneas and tells him not to wait till dawn to leave

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