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2. How does the aforementioned mother of Aeneas protect him and his friend as they make their way to Carthage? (Name two things his mum does and one thing Jupiter does)

  • She tells him all he needs to know about Dido so he is prepared to greet and flatter her. She also gives him a magical potion to help win her over. Jupiter sends Mercury to make Carthage hospitable and welcoming to the Trojans.
  • She tells him all he needs to know about Dido so he is prepared to greet and flatter her. She then protects Aeneas in a shroud/cloud of protective mist. Jupiter sends Mercury to ensure Carthage is welcoming to Aeneas.
  • She tells him that Dido is single, and therefore in with a chance now he's free of his wife. She also makes him smell good to woo her. Jupiter sits there and does not much.

3. What are the first few lines of the Epic (as stated in David West's/Penguin Classics 1990 Translation)?

  • I sing of arms and of the man, fated to be an exile, who long since left the land of Troy and came to Italy to the shores of Lavinium
  • I sing of arms and of the men, who fated to be exiles, long since left the land of the Tories, and pursued a better life of socialism
  • I tell of arms and of the gods, who fated Aeneas to be an exile, who long since left the land of Troy and came to land on the shores of Italy
  • I sing of war and of the gods of men, who fated a Trojan to be an exile, who long since fled the land of his fathers and came to Italy to the shores of Latium

4. Who appears before Aeneas when he goes out hunting and are they disguised?

  • Dido appears before Aeneas, and she is not disguised in the forest.
  • Venus appears before Aeneas, disguised as a Spartan Hunting Girl
  • Juno appears before Aeneas, disguised as a Spartan Hunting Girl
  • Venus appears before Aeneas, disguised as a Carthaginian Hunting Girl

5. Who is Aeolus and why does Juno go to him?

  • Aeolus is the King of the Winds. Juno goes to him and bribes him, so that he will release the winds to create a storm and shipwreck the Trojan Ships.
  • Aeolus is a fellow god, like Juno, and she goes to him to plot machinations as to how to annoy Neptune together.
  • Aeolus is King of the Winds, and Juno goes to him in order to marry one of her nymphs to him, as she likes him and wants to make him part of the family officially.
  • Aeolus is King of the Winds and Juno goes to him to just have a cuppa and a catch up. They let the winds out so they may catch up in private, without Aeolus' winds blowing around and messing up Juno's hair.

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