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[68] Dido fraude coacta mori. Whatever is said of the loves of Dido and Aeneas, is altogether founded upon a fiction of Virgil, who introduces this story into his poem to embellish it. Carthage, according to the computation of the best chronologists, was founded only 132 years before Rome; and Rome was not built till 432 years after the destruction of Troy; so that Aeneas must have flourished 300 years before Dido.

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