In today’s post, Aeneas encounters Charon, Hell’s ferryman.
See the illustrated blog post here.
Listen to the extract and follow the English here.
On the fringes of Hades Aeneas and the Sibyl skirt the haunts of human cares, false dreams and phantom monsters before coming to the infernal river and Charon, the ferryman of the dead. Hear the Latin and follow in English here.
Here is a selection of poetry about the Gods – in a variety of moods.
First, Jupiter, King of the Gods, in the mood for love as
After Aeneas and Dido begin their doomed affair, the news is spread by the God of
Aeneas has to be reminded of his divine mission to found a city in Italy by the Gods’ messenger,
All ends badly for Dido. Taking pity, Juno ordains her final release from her agony by
Some deities are more glamorous than others. Aeneas meets the ferryman of Hades,
Horace has a mystical experience with a vision of
Arachne discovers that challenging a God is unwise in the course of her weaving contest with
Juno rouses King Turnus of the Rutuli to arms against Aeneas with the help of
Aeneas receives some welcome strategic advice from
Under Mount Etna, a might forge resounds with the laboursof
Vulcan and his workmen the Cyclopes
See the index to Latin selection pages here.