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AENEAS VOYAGE FROM TROY TO ITALY

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:34 pm

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Italy issued in 1930 nine stamps for the “Birth bimillenary of Virgil” of which shows three stamps a watercraft.

Publius Vergilius Maro, called Virgil (70-19 BC) was perhaps the greatest poet of the age, and one of the most influential figures of western literary tradition. His principle work, the Aeneid, an epic poem in 12 books, was commissioned to give the Romans their own national epic. It contains passages of patriotic fervour, recounting the mythical founding of Rome by Aeneas, son of Venus, after he fled from the ruins of Troy. Aeneas was Caesar’s forefather.

The pre-eminent classic work of Roman antiquity is the epic of Virgil, the Aeneid (19 BC). It tells how the son-in-law of King Priam, Aeneas, flees from burning Troy, how he is pursued with disaster by the goddess Juno, has a love affair with Dido in Carthage, but is sent by the gods to Italy where he conquers Latium from Turnus. , which he kills in single combat. He establishes a dynasty, the family of the Julii, from which Romulus and Remus, but also Julius Caesar and Emperor Augustus originate.

Aeneas escaped with 20 ships from Troy, each ship carried around 120 persons, the type of ship in which they escaped was most probably a penteconter. http://kotsanas.com/gb/exh.php?exhibit=1901003

The journey of the Trojan survivor Aeneas and his resettling of Trojan refugees in Italy are the subject of the Latin epic poem The Aeneid by Virgil. Writing during the time of Augustus, Virgil has his hero give a first-person account of the fall of Troy in the second of the Aeneid's twelve books; the Trojan Horse, which does not appear in "The Iliad", became legendary from Virgil's account.
Aeneas leads a group of survivors away from the city, among them his son Ascanius (also known as Iulus), his trumpeter Misenus, father Anchises, the healer Iapyx, his faithful sidekick Achates, and Mimas as a guide. His wife Creusa is killed during the sack of the city. Aeneas also carries the Lares and Penates of Troy, which the historical Romans claimed to preserve as guarantees of Rome's own security.
The Trojan survivors escape with a number of ships, seeking to establish a new homeland elsewhere. They land in several nearby countries that prove inhospitable, and are finally told by an oracle that they must return to the land of their forebears. They first try to establish themselves in Crete, where Dardanus had once settled, but find it ravaged by the same plague that had driven Idomeneus away. They find the colony led by Helenus and Andromache, but decline to remain. After seven years they arrive in Carthage, where Aeneas has an affair with Queen Dido. (Since according to tradition Carthage was founded in 814 BC, the arrival of Trojan refugees a few hundred years earlier exposes chronological difficulties within the mythic tradition.) Eventually the gods order Aeneas to continue onward, and he and his people arrive at the mouth of the Tiber River in Italy. Dido commits suicide, and Aeneas's betrayal of her was regarded as an element in the long enmity between Rome and Carthage that expressed itself in the Punic Wars and led to Roman hegemony.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_War and internet.
Italy 1930 0.15L, 0.25l and 1.25l sg?, scott?
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