(Διδώ/Didṓ, Δειδώ/Deidṓ, Αἰνείας; Latin Dido, Aeneas)
The story of D. and A. is one of the local foundation myths of antiquity. Our main source for it is Virgil’s Aeneid.
A., son of the Trojan prince Anchises and Venus (Aphrodite), is brought up by the Centaur Chiron. He fights on Hector’s side in the Trojan War, but is protected in battle by Zeus and is able to escape from the fall of Troy together with his son, Ascanius, his father and the treasure of the Penates. His wife, Creusa, ¶ loses her life during the escape (Verg.…