The Aeneid - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Aeneas is troubled but has a dream that tells him not to worry. The Trojans sail up the Tiber and come upon King Evander's territory. Aeneas explains their blood relation, so the king welcomes him warmly and offers help and supplies to Aeneas. Later during the feast, the king tells Aeneas the story of Hercules killing Cacus, the ogre. Their feast is a tribute to Hercules for killing the fire-breathing monster.

Venus goes to her husband, Vulcan, and asks him to help Aeneas by making armor and weapons. He agrees and starts his smiths working.

King Evander goes to Aeneas and convinces Aeneas to seek help from the Etruscans. At first, Aeneas is not sure, but he receives a sign from Venus that this is what he must do. He takes his best men and sends the rest to his son, so they can tell him what...

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