The Aeneid Setting & Symbolism

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The Rutulian Tribe

This tribe is headed up by Turnus who leads the Rutulians into battle against Aeneas and the Trojans.

Latium

This is an area of Italy that King Latinus rules over.

Romulus

Romulus is the future founder of Rome. Aeneas saw Romulus when he was told of future events.

Carthage

This is Dido's land where Aeneas and his fleet land at the beginning of the story. She rules it alone as she is a young widow. As the Trojans settle in, they help build up her cities.

Aeolia

This is a country of clouds and raging winds.

Hesperia/Italy

The Greeks called it Hesperia. It is an ancient land, strong in war and rich in soil. A "younger" race named it Italy after their leader. In Aeneid, this is the future home of the Trojans, where Aeneas will be the father to a great race as...

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