Essays Tagged: "Dido"

FATE - Would Homer and Virgil be the same with out it?

Africa, close to the city of Carthage. Once in Carthage, the shipwrecked survivors are welcomed by Dido, queen of Carthage. Juno and Venus collaborate about Aeneas' marriage to Dido. 'She [Venus] agr ... also know.' (Anderson 44). At the request of Venus, Cupid, in the form of Acanius, casts a spell on Dido causing her to fall in love with Aeneas.Taking advantage of these events in a further attempt t ...

(4 pages) 120 0 3.3 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Aeneas: the Man, the Myth, the Legend

rship skills through Aeneas' excursion through the Mediterranean Sea, his contact/relationship with Dido, and his travels through the Underworld.When Aeneas set forth onto the Mediterranean Sea from T ... rthage all contribute to Aeneas' surrendering to the will of the gods.From the first encounter with Dido, the queen appeared to be a glorious leader. Aeneas knew this and comments: "You are a queen wh ...

(5 pages) 115 2 3.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Of what value is the episode concerning the "Cave of Spleen" to the rest of the "Rape of the Lock"?

th "...already seized the queen / she fed within her veins a flame unseen". This is the point where Dido is in love with Aeneas. This is thus perhaps a point of Belinda's growing affection for the Bar ...

(5 pages) 44 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Comparisson and Contrast of Medea, Phaedra, and Dido. The things these women do to reveal the way Greeks and Romans understood women.

k of today, many times their only power was to strike back when they were hurt. Medea, Phaedra, and Dido, admirable or dangerous, are among the most complex literary characters of any period.Medea, of ... sacrifice.Yet another example of this misplaced desire is in Virgil's Aeneid with the character of Dido. In Aeneid, Aeneas is persuaded to leave his fate to found Rome and stay with his new found lov ...

(3 pages) 97 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Aeneid by Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil)

towards Rome a storm sends them off course and they land in Carthage. Carthage's founder and queen, Dido, welcomes them and encourages Aeneas to tell her the tale of how the city of Troy fell and the ... epics, such as the Greek 'gift' of the wooden horse to the Trojans. With intervention by the gods, Dido falls in love with Aeneas and is utterly destroyed when, at the insistence of Jupiter, he depar ...

(5 pages) 103 0 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

A class note guide on the relationship of a few important music history terms. Mostly cut and pastes from e-mail groups that explain and cite examples.

3terms:FauxbourdonFalsobordonePassus durisculus (rising and falling chromatic lines-Dido etc)Fauxbourdon:The 15th century technique of composition, employed in short pieces or sections ... I'm looking for similar "renaissance" figures, only used in rock and roll.@ Passus duriusculus:(a) Dido's aria from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas: this figure is in basso, inthe passacaglia theme;(b) Bee ... ttotreatment.@ >At 14:23 -0700 23/6/02, Ekaterina Selezneva wrote:>Passus duriusculus:>(a) Dido's aria from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas: this figure is in basso, in>the passacaglia theme;@&g ...

(6 pages) 71 0 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies


surrender.There will be no white flag above my doorI'm in love and always will be."This quote from DIDO's song "White Flag" tells an important story about love. Love is passion, hurt, fear and reject ...

(1 pages) 77 5 2.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The process in which Virgil creates a hero.

new land for himself, his family, and the survivors of Troy, Aeneas abandons Carthage and his lover Dido. His pietas, his sense of devotion to gods and his people, is nowhere more evident, and nowhere ... evotion to gods and his people, is nowhere more evident, and nowhere more destructive."The story of Dido's tragedy has always been the best known part of the Aeneid. It was a favoured theme in twelfth ...

(2 pages) 52 0 1.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"The Differences Between The Aeneas And Odysseus"

. Then he is sped on his way home. In the Aeneid, Venus sends Cupid in the form of Ascanius to make Dido fall in love with Aeneas. Aeneas then recounts two tales to Dido and her court: the fall of Tro ... en recounts two tales to Dido and her court: the fall of Troy and the Trojan wanderings. Meanwhile, Dido has become enamored with Aeneas, and eventually Aeneas reciprocates her love. He decides to sta ...

(4 pages) 79 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Marriage Vows of Medea and Dido: A Comparison, "The Medea" by Euripides and "The Aeneid" by Virgil

In The Medea by Euripides and The Aeneid by Virgil the characters of Medea and Dido respond to desertion by their husbands, the individual they love most, in the form of a quarrel ... . Euripides and Virgil illustrate their vision of passion and love through the effects of Medea and Dido's actions under the influence of these emotions. Both women could choose a healthier course for ... matters is Medea is permitted to be distressed because she truly is abandoned by her husband, while Dido, on the other hand, is betrayed and destroyed by a lover she cons herself into believing is her ...

(5 pages) 69 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Destiny, Love, and Suffering: The Relationship between Aeneas and Dido

The wretched love affair of Aeneas and Dido is one of the most prominent events in The Aeneid by Virgil. In The Aeneid, love is represented ... er is that because of the interference of gods and fate in Aeneas' life, the romance between he and Dido is damned before it ever really commences. By examining Aeneas' heroic character and his willin ... commences. By examining Aeneas' heroic character and his willingness to subordinate his desire for Dido to his fated duty and civic responsibility we can better understand Aeneas' behavior and the ou ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Is it fair to call Aeneid Book 4 "The Tragedy of Dido"?

The suggestion that Book Four of Virgil's Aeneid ought to be called 'the tragedy of Dido' is a controversial one. It is firstly questionable as to whether Book Four fulfils the criteri ... sense of the word; and secondly if it is indeed a tragedy, whether the consequences are tragic for Dido alone.Virgil's motives in writing Book Four seem somewhat ambiguous. Throughout Books One to Th ... ture along.To begin with, Book Four is set up in the style of a Greek tragedy. The dialogue between Dido and Anna that opens the book is clearly reminiscent of the beginning of Sophocles' Antigone, wi ...

(8 pages) 73 0 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

To what extent can the Aeneid be viewed as a tragedy? Answer with reference to the: Destruction of Troy and its people; suffering of Aeneas; suffering and death of Dido?

ess attached to tragedy as the story proceeds. At no point in the story, excepting the character of Dido in book IV, does the reader feel both these emotions for a character in the story.For example, ... t instead is a burden shared between many.The most tragic of the books is book IV. The character of Dido can be seen as an example of a tragic character, due to the fact her suffering and subsequent d ...

(2 pages) 33 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Summary of seminar notes for Virgil's "The Aeneid"

tions were compared to the intentions of the American settlers that were not always truly peaceful. Dido's story to Aeneas'. Turnus' death to the bombing of Hiroshima. The entire story of the Aeneid, ... their own. They both became fugitives, or exiles, when they left their homes in search of a new one.Dido and Aeneas have many similarities, but Dido is a much more developed and tangible character. (T ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

How effectively does Virgil handle the relationship between Dido and Aeneas? Consider who is presented more sympathetically, and why.

There are similarities and differences between Dido and Aeneas and the similarities and differences play an important role in their relationship. F ... however there are also great differences particularly in what stage they are at in their missions. Dido has already found a new home and is building a nation, Aeneas on the other hand is still trying ... Also the way Virgil treats the two is very different. While Aeneas suffers throughout his journey, Dido is at first shown as a proud queen who is soon engulfed by Aeneas' troubles. In order to fully ...

(3 pages) 19 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Canto V : Dante's Inferno

out endlessly. Here there are people who basically died because of love. Of them were Cleopatra and Dido. The majority of these souls are women. I disagree with the insinuation that men are simply tem ...

(1 pages) 24 1 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Canto V -- Re-written

acknowledging the fact that those who are here, are also "those torn from the mortal life by love. Dido surfaced and I understood the circle as being a home for those "who betrayed reason for their a ... being a home for those "who betrayed reason for their appetite". My teacher pointed out that Dido's reason laid in the fact she had committed suicide due to her overwhelming desire to be loved. ...

(5 pages) 534 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


a little closer I came to the conclusion that Machiavelli would not have got caught up in the whole Dido courting phase. During this stage of courting Aeneas looses focus of not only his mission, but ... is not bright enough to patch up the loose ends that he has created in Carthage. When Aeneas tells Dido that he must leave her and her people behind to found the great city of Rome he did not think a ...

(5 pages) 1064 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss The Theme Of The Origin In The Aeneid And

the situation they are in already.A second instance of hospitality at work came in The Aeneid when Dido welcomed Aeneas to her palace. Even though it was Dido first meeting with Aeneas, she felt a fo ... . Even though it was Dido first meeting with Aeneas, she felt a fondness for him. Aeneas knows that Dido is the queen of Carthage before even meeting her. Again, we see the gods helping the less fortu ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature


he help he needs in accomplishing his task.Juno hopes to keep Aeneas on the island and to stay with Dido so that the prophecies do not come true and her favorite city Carthage saved. When Jupiter real ... o tell Aeneas to leave, and to continue on with his journey. Aeneas leaves and this causes his wife Dido to commit suicide. Juno feeling pity for Dido sends Iris to take Dido?s soul to the underworld. ...

(4 pages) 22 0 2.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies