The Journey of Aeneas from Troy to Rome

Illustration

Simeon Netchev
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published on 21 June 2022

A map illustrating the epic journey of Aeneas, a Trojan hero (according to Virgil's poem The Aeneid) who, destined to found Rome, flees Troy after its fall and, much like Odysseus, spends years wandering the Mediterranean. He encounters the Cyclopes, loses his father, falls in love with Dido, Queen of Carthage, betrays her (and, if the legend is to be believed - sows the seeds of the Punic Wars of the future), descends into the Underworld, loses friends and battles enemies in Italy.

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About the Author

Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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APA Style

Netchev, S. (2022, June 21). The Journey of Aeneas from Troy to Rome. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16056/the-journey-of-aeneas-from-troy-to-rome/

Chicago Style

Netchev, Simeon. "The Journey of Aeneas from Troy to Rome." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 21, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16056/the-journey-of-aeneas-from-troy-to-rome/.

MLA Style

Netchev, Simeon. "The Journey of Aeneas from Troy to Rome." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Jun 2022. Web. 08 Dec 2022.

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