Dido’s Prophetic Curse Against The Divine Authority Of the Holy Roman Emperor

JONES, Thomas
Landscape with Dido and Aeneas

Dido’s prophetic curse against the Divine Authority of the Holy Roman Emperor:
'Do not let love or treaty tie our peoples.
May an avenger rise up from my bones,
one who will track with firebrand and sword
the Dardan settlers, now and in the future,
at any time that ways present themselves.
I call your shores to war against their shores,
your waves against their waves, arms with their arms.
Let them and their sons’ sons learn what is war.'
Virgil Aeneid Book IV


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