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Aeneas's concluding his explanation of how the Trojans came to be in Carthage with the  announcement that Anchises, his father, died in Drepanum greatly explains his sorrowful  reluctance to recount the Trojans's past when Dido initially asked him to. His dejection  over losing his beloved father might also explain why in Book IV he will allow Dido to  waylay him from his fate-appointed mission to found a new homeland. Stylistically, note  how Virgil parallels the turbulent weather that the Trojans sailed through to reach  Drepanum, where Anchises died, to Aeneas's grieving emotions over his father's death:  "And in the end the port of Drepanum / Took me in, a landing without joy. / For after  storms at sea buffeted me / So often, here, alas, I lost my father, / Solace in affliction  and mischance." "O best of fathers," the devoted Aeneas says, and then falls silent, his 
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