Phoenician Characters in the Aeneid: Dido, Pygmalion of Tyre, Mattan I, Acerbas, Belus Ii Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156191842

Published: May 31st 2010

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34 pages


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Phoenician Characters in the Aeneid: Dido, Pygmalion of Tyre, Mattan I, Acerbas, Belus Ii  by  Books LLC

Phoenician Characters in the Aeneid: Dido, Pygmalion of Tyre, Mattan I, Acerbas, Belus Ii by Books LLC
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Chapters: Dido, Pygmalion of Tyre, Mattan I, Acerbas, Belus Ii. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 33. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a millionMoreChapters: Dido, Pygmalion of Tyre, Mattan I, Acerbas, Belus Ii.

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 33. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Dido was, according to ancient Greek and Roman sources, the founder and first Queen of Carthage (in modern-day Tunisia). She is best known from the account given by the Roman poet Virgil in his Aeneid.

In some sources she is also known as Elissa. The name Elissa is probably a Greek rendering of the Phoenician Elishat. The name Dido, used mostly by Latin writers, seems to be a Phoenician form meaning Wanderer and was perhaps the name under which Elissa was most familiarly known in Carthage. Aeneid, Book IV, Death of Dido. From the Vergilius Vaticanus (Vatican Library, Cod. Vat. lat. 3225).The person of Elissa can be traced back to references by Roman historians to lost writings of Timaeus of Tauromenium in Sicily (c.

356260 Be. Timaeus apparently dated the foundation of Carthage to 814 BC (or 813 Be, but he also placed the founding of Rome in the same year, which suggests legend had been at work. Other historians gave other dates, both for the foundation of Carthage and the foundation of Rome. Appian in the beginning of his Punic Wars claims that Carthage was founded by a certain Zorus and Carchedon, but Zorus looks like an alternative transliteration of the city name Tyre and Carchedon is just the Greek form of Carthage.

Timaeus made Carchedons wife Elissa the sister of King Pygmalion of Tyre, and modern scholars still put Pygmalion (Pumayyaton) on the throne of gold at that time, so Timaeus date usually appears in modern chronologies as the normal dubious and legendary date for the founding of Carthage. Yet archaeology has yet to find any evidence of settlement on the site of Carthage before the last quarter of the 8th century BC.

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