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  • The Aeneid

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    The Aeneid is an epic poem by the Ancient Roman poet Virgil that tells of Aeneas's flight from Troy to Italy. After fleeing to Carthage, Aeneas tells his hosts of Troy's downfall and his tumultuous travels thus far. Dido, the Carthaginian queen falls in love with Aeneas but, prophesied to found a new city, Aeneas leaves Dido, who kills herself. Finally arriving in Italy, Aeneas and the Tuscans do battle with the Latins, led by Turnus. After fierce fighting, Aeneas' side wins the battle, and he kills Turnus.