The Journey of Dido

This map shows Tyre, Dido's homeland, the city from which she was banished.  It also shows Carthage, the city she built for her people, and Barce, the city of King Iarbas, who gave her the land for her city. 

Ancient coastline and elevation data supplied by the Ancient World Mapping Center.

Comments

Aeneid 1.338-341

Pūnica rēgna vidēs, Tyriōs et Agēnoris urbem;

sed fīnēs Libycī, genus intractābile bellō.

Imperium Dīdō Tyriā regit urbe profecta,

germānum fugiēns. 

Aeneid 1.365-368

Dēvēnēre locōs ubi nunc ingentia cernēs

moenia surgentemque novae Karthāginis arcem,

mercātīque solum, factī dē nōmine Byrsam,

taurīnō quantum possent circumdare tergō.

Aeneid 4.35-44

Estō: aegram nūllī quondam flexēre marītī,

nōn Libyae, nōn ante Tyrō; dēspectus Iärbās

ductōrēsque aliī, quōs Āfrica terra triumphīs

dīves alit: placitōne etiam pugnābis amōrī?

Nec venit in mentem quōrum cōnsēderis arvīs?

Hinc Gaetūlae urbēs, genus īnsuperābile bellō,

et Numidae īnfrēnī cingunt et inhospita Syrtis;

hinc dēserta sitī regiō lātēque furentēs

Barcaeī. Quid bella Tyrō surgentia dīcam

germānīque minās?

Syrtis: Syrtis Minor (modern Gulf of Gabès) or Syrtis Maior (modern Gulf of Benghazi) or both (Brill)

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June 2015
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