Welcome to the website created for the raving Dido. You can either use the banner above or the links at the bottom of the page to navigate this site.
            This page is devoted to the Dido legend in literature.  It focuses on Ovid's Heroides VII, Dido's suicide letter to Aeneas.  It therefore contains a translation and commentary on that work.  Please use the above links located around the sword of Aeneas, "non hos quastum munus in usus, (Vergil, Aenied 4.647)" to navigate our page.
            It includes an annotated bibliography, each with a full article citation and a 3-4 sentence annotation describing the work's contents and general argument and thesis.  It also includes a page devoted to the various figures that share traits in common with Dido.  These figures include Cleopatra, Penelope, Medea, Circe, Ariadne, and Monnica.  It describes who they were and their connection with the Dido myth.  There are also a few hyperlinked short essays discussing the reception of Dido after Vergil, the history of the myth before Vergil, and on the relationship between Rome and Carthage, including the Punic Wars.  Finally, there is the mandatory page of links to other fine works on Dido, Vergil, and Ovid.
            The creators of this page are the students in Jen Ebbeler's Latin 204 class at the University of Pennsylvania during the Spring semester of 2001.  They include, in alphabetical order, Sarah Belmont, Meri D'Ambrose, Betsy Donaldson, Kirk Freeman, Jack Galuchie, Jo Ann Gasiewski, Kevra Lyons, Nina MacLaughlin, Pete Mariani, Chris McDonald, Pete Minton, Will Ruthrauff, Josh Schustak, and Praveen Yalamanchili. (credits)



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Last Updated May 04, 2001

Praveen Yalamanchili
Peter Minton