Jupiter now sends Mercury

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Jupiter now sends Mercury, the messenger god, to Carthage to put the Carthaginians  and their queen, Dido, in a mood to receive the Trojans favorably. The next morning,  Aeneas sets out with his companion Achatës to explore the region. They meet Venus,  who, disguised as a Carthaginian huntress, tells them that they are near Carthage, a  city founded by Dido, who fled with her followers from the Phoenician city of Tyre after  her evil brother, Pygmalion, murdered her husband, Sychaeus. Advising Aeneas to go to  Dido's palace, Venus assures her son that the missing ships and his comrades are safe.  As she turns away, Aeneas recognizes her as his mother and reproaches her for always  appearing to him in disguise. Enveloped now in a cloud that Venus has thrown over them to make them invisible,  Aeneas and Achatës observe the people of Carthage at their various tasks. They come 
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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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