Dido and Aeneas
The Aeneid is considered as the single most important poem ever written and has continuously guided and inspired billions of readers. Its popularity today remains the same as it was back in the time when it was published. Virgil, a Latin poet, devoted the final 11 years of his life to write this masterpiece book length poem. After completing it, but before revising it, Virgil left Italy for a trip to Greece. There, he fell mortally ill and returned to home to Italy. Unable to complete his work, Virgil commanded his companions to burn the unedited Aeneid. Augustus, a close friend of Virgil, ordered Virgilís fellow poets not to burn the epic, but instead to edit and publish it. Upon its publication, the poem was labeled as a masterpiece, becoming extremely popular, a popularity the poem still has today.
Virgilís masterpiece epic poem is divided into twelve books. The books follow the legend of Aeneas from the last day at Troy, to Carthage to mee...