Book 3 Summary and Analysis
Polydorus: murdered son of Priam
Celaeno: leader of the Harpies
Helenus: Priam’s son
Andromache: Hector’s widow, now married to Helenus
Achaemenides: an abandoned member of Ulysses’ crew
Palinarus: a Trojan pilot
Polyphemus: the cyclops blinded by Ulysses
Acestes: king of Sicily
The Trojan exiles build a fleet at the base of Mount Ida. When summer arrives, Anchises bids them to set sail. Their first settlement is in Thrace, which was formerly allied with Troy.
While tearing a myrtle branch from a nearby bush, Aeneas is dismayed to find blood dripping from it. A voice...
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