The Aeneid - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Aeneas begins the story with the horse and how the armed Greeks hid in it and were wheeled into the city. Once in the city, the trap door is opened and the soldiers come out of the horse and into the city while it sleeps. Hector appears to Aeneas in a dream all bloodied from when he has been slain by the Greek, Achilles. Hector warns Aeneas that the Greeks are within the city walls and that they need to save themselves. Aeneas awakes just then and hears the battle sounds from the city as it reaches his house.

Aeneas and a band of men come together in an attempt to defend their city. Everywhere is destruction as the Greeks set fire to all the dwellings. Aeneas tells his family to flee, and he helps them get to safety. He carries his father on his back while...

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