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The subject of the Æneid is the destruction of Troy , the seven years ' wandering
of Æneas , and his settlement in Italy , with the wars raised against him by the
native princes ; while , through the name lulus , given to his son Ascanius , the ...
The line of earlier tradition which Virgil adopts and continues in his story is the
following : - The siege of Troy was the most famous of the adventures which
belong to the heroic age of Greece , that is , before the time of authentic history .
By the ...
Paris visited Sparta , “ with flower - embroidered raiment and bright in gold , ” and
carried her away to Troy . Hence the famous ten years ' siege , and the
destruction of the sacred city . About the tale of Troy had gathered a vast body of
The story of Dido is not only a pathetic and romantic tale in itself , but it connects
the tradition with Carthage , the great rival of Republican Rome , suggesting the
most impressive historic associations ; while the account of the sack of Troy , in ...
... Penthesilea furens , mediisque in milibus ardet , aurea subnectens. 490 465
umectat . R. 479 80 81 82 after 473 R. e test . R. 650 arma . R. Vix ea 1. 490. ] 51
The Pictured Story of Troy . Atridas, Priamumque, et saevum ambobus Achillem. .
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