Friday, December 31, 2010

Myths and Legends: Aeneas Meets Dido

Aeneas Meets Dido. To find out more about Aeneas and Queen Dido, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This painting by Pierre-Narcisse Guerin shows lovely Queen Dido, accompanied by her sister, meeting the warrior Aeneas and his son, Ascanius - or at least the boy whom they think is Ascanius (he is, in fact, Venus' son Cupid, disguised, who is going to make poor Dido fall in love with Aeneas).

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