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The Trojans sail west - The Roman prequel series - Part 2

The Trojans sail west - The Roman prequel series - Part 2

Aeneas Aeneid Anchises Homer Trojan war Troy Virgil Authored By Viktor Susnyak

In this series of articles, I will describe the myth of Aeneas, the mythical ancestor of the Romans, as it was told by Virgil in his Aeneid. This article covers their journey from Troy to Carthage. In a short time after the sack of Troy, the refugees built a small fleet and sailed away from what was left of their homes. Their first stop was Thrace. Here they founded a city but did not stay long. They soon realized that they were in exactly in the place, where Trojan man called Polydoros had been betrayed and slaughtered by a local...

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Aeneas in the Trojan war - The Roman prequel series - Part 1

Aeneas in the Trojan war - The Roman prequel series - Part 1

Aeneas Aeneid Anchises Homer Iliad Oddysey Trojan war Troy Virgil Authored By Viktor Susnyak

Let me tell you the tale of Aeneas, the mythical ancestor of Romans, in a way it was described by Homer and Virgil, the absolute mainstream of the ancient literature.  Background The mythical story of Rome begins, as many other stories of antiquity, with a philandering king of gods Jupiter (called Zeus by the Greeks). This time the Lord of thunder laid his eyes on the daughter of a mighty Titan Atlas, the guy with a pretty important task to hold the sky on his back. Jupiter was seldom rejected and always found his way to get what he wanted....

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