The Aeneid - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Dido confesses to her sister Anna that since her husband died, Dido has not desired a man until she met Aeneas. Anna tries to eliminate Dido's doubts and convinces her to love again. It happens as it is predicted; Dido and Aeneas come together and forget about their people and their lands as they escape into carnal bliss. Rumor spreads and the overall feeling throughout the land is not good. Dido's suitors become jealous and this creates unrest throughout her land.

Jupiter is concerned about Aeneas spending too much time in Carthage and sends Mercury to talk to him. When Mercury arrives and sees Aeneas building up Dido's city, Mercury asks Aeneas why he is doing this when he is supposed to be building up Aeneas' own cities. Mercury reminds him that Italy is Ascanius' inheritance, and they, therefore, need to go there in order to claim...

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