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August 1st, 2006
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Date:August 1st, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I've not seen the opera version (but I'd like to!), but the Virgil version is pretty much this:

Dido falls in love with Aeneas. Rainstorm happens, as does shagging in a cave which apparently makes them officially married. Aeneas has to leave and save the world, Dido throws a strop, but Aeneas leaves anyway. Dido wibbles a lot then stabs herself with his sword, and her sister burns her on a funeral pyre. The end!

Of course, there will no doubt be added bonus extra bits in the opera, but that's my fuzzy Classicist account of the whole thing anyway! :)
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