Continuing his account of how the Trojans came to present

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Continuing his account of how the Trojans came to present-day Libya's shores, Aeneas  relates how, at the beginning of the summer following Troy's destruction, the Trojans  built a fleet of ships and set forth to seek a new homeland. They landed first in Thrace  — now a region in northern Turkey — and were establishing a settlement there when  the voice of the dead Polydorus, Priam's youngest son, spoke from deep within the  earth and warned Aeneas to flee the kingdom. Priam, who wanted Polydorus out of  harm's way during the Trojan War, had entrusted him to the protection of Thrace's king,  who had been Troy's ally. The Thracian king, however, had shifted his allegiance to the  Greeks during the war and then treacherously killed Polydorus. After performing funeral rites for Polydorus, the Trojans left bloodstained Thrace and  sailed to the island of Delos, sacred to Apollo, from whom Aeneas sought counsel. 
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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