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Dido's descent into madness

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Dido in Aeneid at the start of Book IV
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Dido's descent into madness
  1. Previous tragedy
    1. Husband Sychaeus was murdered
      1. "The man..has carried away all my love"
      2. Brother Pygmalion was the murderer
        1. Fled her homeland Tyre (Middle East)
        2. Used by Venus
          1. hospitable to Aeneas
            1. Cupid impersonates Ascanius Iulus
              1. Keeping Aeneas safe from Juno
                1. "the flame was eating the soft marrow of her bones"
                  1. "Anna lit a fire of wild hope"
                    1. "Dido was on fire with love"
                  2. "the wound lived quietly under her breast"
                  3. "Love's deadly wound, feeding it with her blood"
                    1. "like a wounded doe"
                    2. "being consumed by [love's] hidden fire"
                      1. No longer a strong leader for her people
                        1. "the towers she was building cease to rise"
                          1. "all the work that had been started...all stood idle"
                          2. Vow not to marry again "Dido's conscience"
                            1. Rejected Iarbas
                            2. "alone and wretched"
                              1. "she would cling to the couch Aeneas had left"
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