Episode 2 – Dido’s Drama

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Aeneas’s farewell to Dido.  Painting by Claude Lorrain.
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Aeneas telling Dido of the Fall of Troy.  Painting by Pierre-Narcisse Guérin.

This episode covers the founding of Carthage as a Tyrian colony in the Central Mediterranean. Carthage was founded by Tyrian exiles led by Dido, a resourceful and ultimately tragic princess from Tyre, whose life set the stage for the future confrontations with Rome.

Download: Episode 2 – Dido’s Drama

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