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... of Dido , is treated by Nævius ( B.C. 235 ) , who could hardly have invented it .
It is alluded to by Ennius ( born B.C. 240 ) , and had been adopted as a favorite
theory before the time of Augustus . Virgil supplements it with details drawn from
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 ...
Haec ait , et Maia genitum demittit ab alto , ut terrae , utque novae pateant
Karthaginis arces hospitio Teucris , ne fati nescia Dido finibus arceret : volat ille
per aëra magnum 300 remigio alarum , ac Libyae citus adstitit oris ; et jam jussa
Punica regna vides , Tyrios et Agenoris urbem ; sed fines Libyci , genus
intractabile bello . imperium Dido Tyria regit urbe profecta , 340 germanum
fugiens . Longa est injuria , longae ambages ; sed summa sequar fastigia rerum .
360 his commota fugam Dido sociosque parabat : conveniunt , quibus aut odium
crudele tyranni aut metus acer erat ; navis , quae forte paratae , corripiunt ,
onerantque auro : portantur avari Pygmalionis opes pelago ; dux femina facti ...
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