The Aeneid

What do you know of Dido’s life history?


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In Book One, we learn that Dido was from Tyre, where she was married to a rich Phoenician by the name of Sychaeus. Her brother, Pygmalion killed her husband, and her husband, appearing in a dream told her to flee the city. In response, Dido escaped Tyre and became the founder and queen of Carthage.


The Aeneid