The Aeneid - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Aeneas and the fleet land on Italy's shores. When the priestess Deiphobe appears, she tells Aeneas that they need to make a sacrifice. Once done, she tells him to claim his destiny. He offers his thanks and praises and vows to erect a shrine. The oracle warns of troubles to come. He asks her if she will grant him a visit with his father. She tells him yes, but he has to follow very specific directions. Later, on his journey into the cave with the seer, he travels on the river Styx and sees Palinurus, who begs to be given a proper burial. The seer tells Palinurus that the people will pay homage to him in death, and the place will be named after him.

They continue their journey, and as they come closer to the Elysium shores, Charon gets angry and yells at them. The Sibyl...

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