Virgil's Aeneid 'Suffer Strictness'

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In Virgil’s Aeneid ‘Suffer poverty’s strictness’ is witnessed with Queen Dido in book four. An important difference is that she is not literally poor, but she becomes emotionally poor. “The man’s heroic lineage, his noble character— Flood her mind, his face and words transfix Her heart, and her desire gives her no rest.” This quote from Virgil’s Aeneid show how madly in love Dido is with Aeneas since Cupid casts a spell on her to love Aeneas. Queen Dido right now is the complete opposite of ‘Suffer poverty’s strictness’ because she is madly in love with Aeneas and they are together for the time being. When Mercury comes down and tells Aeneas he has to follow his destiny; therefore, meaning he is going to abandon Queen Dido right after they got married. The worst part is that the couple got married in a cave; however, Aeneas had to go as soon as they got married. As soon as Queen Dido receives the news she officially becomes emotionally broken. The queen tells Aeneas: “Your mother was no goddess, you
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Many of the gods made Aeneas fate to reach Italy difficult. At the beginning Juno tells Aeolus: “Aeolus, by order of the Father of Gods and Men You calm the waves or provoke them with wind.” Aeolus created the winds that affected Aeneas and his crew because they needed to stop at Libya. The Trojans would have sunk if it no have been for Neptune who calmed the seas. The goddess of marriage also forced poor Queen Dido to fall in love with Aeneas. As a result, it made Aeneas stay until Mercury reminded him of his fate. Juno started the war between the Trojans and Latin by telling Allecto to disguise himself and provoke Turnus. Despite everything that Juno did to Aeneas he managed to reach Italy and win the war. This relate to Horace themes because Aeneas fate is unique since the gods
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