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Sidonis. Dido was a princess of Tyre, but as Sidon was according to tradition the mother-city, and down to about 1050 B.c. the more powerful, the name Sidonian is frequently used of the Phoenicians generally.sacri sub imagine, under pretence of a solemn service. Dido tells her sister Anna that by the advice of a witch a funeral pile is to be erected, on which Aeneas must be burned in effigy, when her passion will also be consumed ( Virg. Aen.IV. 473-98). The whole ceremony is to be at once the funeral of Aeneas, who will henceforth be dead to her, and a sacrifice to Pluto (ib. 638-40).
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