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Aeneid Artwork How do these two pictures depict Aeneas? The subject is taken from Virgil's Aeneid (1:314-371). The goddess Venus, the mother of Aeneas, appeared to him twice, first in the midst of burning Troy to bid him be on his way. Later, when the Trojans were washed ashore near Carthage after the storm at sea, Aeneas and his friend Achates set out to explore Venus appeared once more, this time with bow and quiver disguised as a huntress, to direct them to Dido's palace. How do these two pictures depict the role of the gods in the relationship of Dido and Aeneas? How does this picture show the relationship between Dido and Aeneas?
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