Troy’s inexorable fate moves closer and closer. Deceived by Greek agent Sinon’s lies and Laocoon’s dreadful fate, they bring the wooden horse into the city. See the blog post here or go straight to see and hear the poem here.
As Aeneas tells Dido of the fall of Troy, there could not be a sadder contrast between the joyful celebration that Aeneas describes and the dark events that are to come. Follow the extract in English and hear it in Latin here.