The Aeneid - Study Guide Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Aeneas continues his story and tells how they built their fleet and left the shores of Troy. When praying at a stone temple, Aeneas hears a voice that tells him and the Trojans to go to Crete. There he founds the city of Pergamum. Soon after this, they are struck with a plague. Aeneas has a dream that tells him to go to Hesperia. They once again set sail. While on the stormy seas, they are blown off course for three days until they sight land again in the Strophades in the Ionian Sea. It is here that they encounter the Harpies.

After the Harpies threaten them, they once again set sail for other shores. After a year, they land on Buthrotum. Andromache, Hector's widow, sees the Trojans coming and faints, overcome that she is seeing fellow Trojans. She tells him what has befallen her.

Aeneas begs...

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