Aeneas dumps Dido, claims “fate” – you won’t believe what she does next!

Advice for all men: When you mess up, fess up!

Wes Callihan tells of one of the most famous, and most tragic relationships in the history of the West. Hint: Aeneas is not a relationship role model!

YouTube version HERE. From The Aeneid unit from the Old Western Culture curriculum.


The long lost “Formal Apology” of Aeneas to Dido found buried under a chicken coop south of Rome.
Thanks to Kelly Cumbee for making this incredible discovery!


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  1. Lewis Orans says:

    My compliments on your discovery. It is an exceptional discovery (and hilarious). At age 72, it took me back to Latin III in High School. It made my day. I had to dig around the web for The Latin Library to check if I still remember the first lines (wgich we wer compelled not by Juno, but by Mis Clarke, to memorize. I came pretty close after somany years.
    From the Latin Libary as referenced.

    Arma virumque canō, Trōiae quī prīmus ab orīs
    Ītaliam, fātō profugus, Lāvīniaque vēnit
    lītora, multum ille et terrīs iactātus et altō
    vī superum saevae memorem Iūnōnis ob īram;
    multa quoque et bellō passūs, dum conderet urbem, 5
    inferretque deōs Latiō, genus unde Latīnum,
    Albānīque patrēs, atque altae moenia Rōmae.

  2. Ryan J Hyland says:

    Thank you for sharing , and let he who does wrong ,keep doing wrong and let he who does right , keep doing right and let he who is holy,
    Let him be holy ! All will be revealed and all will face there truths , for a contradiction is just another form of a lie for we live to die and die to live and are defiled by not what goes into the mouth but what comes out of the mouth ,for what is is in front of you is a projection of the inversely inner self and for what is outside of you can not defile you ,for it comes with in ,I have been wrong and I AM wrong for I AM THE LYON OF THE TRIBE OF ALL TRIBES ,I AM THE KING OF ALL NATIONS , I AM the O’h-Aoileain ,The reflection of the Alpha for I AM ,The name of all people and the one of many names for my name is but just one name ,and i tell you your name will not be removed from the book of life For you have repented just as I have taken responsibility for the world for it is but the reflection in me and now we rise and live in The Salvation of the Holy kingdom Together ,Amen God bless you !

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