As the Trojan fleet leaves Carthage behind

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As the Trojan fleet leaves Carthage behind, Aeneas sees flames lighting the city, and although he is  unaware that the fire is from Dido's funeral pyre, he fears for his former lover because he knows that  thwarted love has made her desperate. Soon thereafter, an immense storm threatens the ships, and  Aeneas follows his pilot Palinurus's advice and sails for Sicily, taking refuge at Drepanum. From  there, a year earlier, the Trojans had set out for Italy, only to be swept off course to Carthage. Once  again, King Acest ë s receives them hospitably. The next morning, Aeneas summons his people and announces that he is going to celebrate funeral  rites in memory of his father, Anchises, who died on their previous visit to Drepanum and was buried  here. Additionally, Aeneas will hold various athletic games in Anchises's honor. He then makes  ceremonial sacrifices at his father's tomb, in the course of which a giant serpent appears. The 
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