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Book 2 aeneas begins retelling his story beginning

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Book 2 Aeneas begins retelling his story, beginning with the Trojan horse - Near the horse, the Trojans find Sinon who tells them that he is a sacrifice
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18 - After his story, two serpents rise up from the sea and devour the Trojan priest Lacoon and his two sons for throwing a spear at the horse. Then the snakes slither up the shrine of Minerva - The Trojans interpret this as an omen that must appease Minerva. So, they wheel the horse into the city - Night falls and Sinon opens the belly of the horse - Hector (the fallen leader of the Trojan army) appears to Aeneas in his dream and tells him the city is under attack - Aeneas goes to King Priam’s palace where there is fighting. The Greeks led by Pyrrhus break into the palace. Pyrrhus kills Polites (son of Priam and Hecuba) and then slaughters Priam on his own alter. - Aeneas then sees Helen and wants to kill her, but Venus tell him not to since she is not to blame - Aeneas then goes to his father, Anchises, but he doesn’t want to leave - However, a harmless tongue of flame on his forehead and then a bright falling star in the sky convince him to flee as well - Aeneas leaves with Anchises, Creusa (his wife), and Ascanius, and many other followers. However, Creusa is lost in the commotion. Aeneas returns for her but finds her spirit who tells him that a new wife and home await him in Hesperia. Book 3 After escaping Troy, Aeneas leads the survivors to the coast of Antander, where they build ships. They sail to Thrace to make sacrifices. Aeneas tears at the roots and branches of a tree, but the tree speaks to him as Polydorus (son of Priam). Priam had sent Polydorus to the king of Thrace to be safe, but the king sided with the Greeks. They then sail to Delos. There, Apollo speaks to Aeneas and tells him to go to the land of his ancestors. Anchises interprets this as Crete. This was a mistake. The gods of Troy tell Aeneas in a dream that Italy is their ancestral land, the original home of Dardanus. They set sail again, but a storm forces them to Strophades, island of Harpies. They slaughter many cows and goats and the Harpies attack. They fight them off, but the harpies lay a curse on them.
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19 The Trojans depart for the island of Leucata, where they make offerings to Apollo. Then, they sail for Italy, until they reach Buthrotum, in Chaonia. There, Helenus (one of Priam’s sons) has become king. He had been taken as a war prize, but once Pyrrhus died, he seized power over part of the kingdom. Andromache tells them that to reach Italy they must sail South of Sicily because there is Charybdis, a whirlpool, and Scylla, a six-headed monster. When resting on a beach, a stranger who was in the Greek army under Ulysses arrives. The Cyclops then nearly stumbles upon their group. Sailing around Sicily, Aeneas’s father dies. Aeneas turns to Dido and says that divine will has driven him to her shores. Book 4 Dido and Aeneas have sex. Aeneas leaves. Dido kills herself.
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