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Iliad Book 6, Helen on Paris
'I wish the earth would open and swallow him up'
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Iliad Book 6, Helen on herself
'cold, evil minded ****'
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Iliad Book 6, Andromache
'I might as well be dead...there will be no comfort left when you have met your end'
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Iliad Book 6, Andromache's wisdom
'rally the Trojans by the fig tree there where the wall is easiest to scale'
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Iliad Book 6, family image
'he kissed his dear son'
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Iliad Book 22, Hecabe
'His mother wailed and wept beside Priam and opened the fold of her dress and held out her breast in her hand'
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Iliad Book 22, Andromache
'the bright headdress flew far from her head'
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Iliad Book 22, Andromache's lament
'Suffering will be the lot of Astyanax'
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Iliad Book 24, common humanity, Achilles
'a longing to weep for his own father'
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Iliad Book 24, importance of kurios
'no children in his palace to follow his steps'
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Aeneid Book 1, simile about Dido
'Like Diana leading the dance on the banks of the Eurotas'
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Aeneid Book 1, Dido on Aeneas
'Dido of Sidon was amazed at her first sight of him'
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Aeneid Book 1, Dido
'through my own suffering I am learning to help those who suffer'
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Aeneid Book 1, on Dido
'But most of all the unfortunate Dido, doomed to be a victim of a plague that was yet to come'
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Aeneid Book 2, Creusa
'If the gods had wished me to go on living, they would have preserved this place for me'
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Aeneid Book 2, Aeneas' love for Creusa, her death:
'the cruellest thing I saw in all the sack of the city'
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Aeneid Book 2, Creusa shows importance of family
'Do not fail in your love for our son'
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Aeneid Book 2, death better than losing honour
' I shall never have to be a matron of Greece'
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Aeneid Book 4, about Dido
'the queen had long since been suffering from Love's deadly wound, feeding it with her blood and being consumed by its fire'
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Aeneid Book 4, Dido's mind
'mind immovably fixed' against marriage
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Aeneid Book 4, Anna to Dido
'without knowing the delights of children and the rewards of love'
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Aeneid Book 4, simile about Dido
'wounded doe' of which a hunter has 'caught off guard'
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Book 4, Dido's infatuation
'she would see and hear him when he was not there for her to see or hear'
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Book 4, Dido's love
'no longer kept her love a secret in her own heart'
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Book 4, when Dido finds out Aeneas is leaving
'she raved and raged around the whole city'
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Book 4, Dido's argument
'does our love have no claim on you?'
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Book 4, Dido's supplication
'I beg you by our union, by the marriage we have begun'
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Book 4, Dido to Aeneas
'I am hated because of you'
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Book 4, Virgil sympathy for Dido:
'Love is a cruel master. There is no lengths to which it does not force the human heart'
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Book 4, Dido's death
'She decided to die and planned in her mind the time and the means'
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Book 4, Dido dying
'We shall die unavenged'
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Book 4, Anna
'You could have called me to share your fate and we would have died in the same moment of the same grief'
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Book 6, future
'Once again the Trojan suffering will be a foreign bride'
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Book 6, Dido's reaction to Aeneas in the underworld
'she kept her eyes on the ground'
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Book 7, Amata
'seething with the womanly anger and disappointment at the arrival of the Trojans and the loss of the wedding to Turnus'
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Book 10, Aeneas to Lausus
'Why are you in such a haste to die? Why do you take on tasks beyond your strength? You are too rash. Your love for your father is decieving you'
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Book 10, tender image destroyed by Aeneas of Lausus
'the tunic his mother had woven for him with soft thread of gold and filled the folds of it with blood'
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Book 12, Amata
'her mind was deranged with grief and she screamed that she was the cause, the guilty one, the fountainhead of all these evils'
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