With all of this information on how the Roman culture viewed suicide, one can now effectively analyze Dido’s death, from the Aeneid, motive for committing suicide. There are variouys reason...
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...e are not specific reasonings on why cremation was illegal, but one could assume with a small amount of research that the Romans had an important believe about be buried. If one did not have the proper bural, then that individual would not be able to reach the afterlife.
During Dido’s suicide she falls into the pyre after she stabs herself. At first glance this would be a random event, but if one would think about what is actually going on it could have a huge meaning or even be a metaphor for something bigger. Dido wanted to make it a point for Aeneas and the Trojans to see her death from where they were. Metaphorically it could also stand for the fall of carthage. R.j. Edgeworth says, “I submit that certain particulars in Vergil’s story of Dido, including her perising amid the flames are drawn from an episode which occurred at the fall of Carthage in 146 B.C.”
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