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LITERATURE
Ancient
→ Vergil → Aeneid → Book II: Aeneas recounts the sack of Troy
→ Cycles
→ vv. 1-15: Aeneas begins recounting his tale
→ vv. 15-16: Aided by Minerva, the Greeks build the Trojan Horse
→ vv. 18-20: The Greeks enter the Trojan Horse
→ vv. 40-53: Laocoon hurls a spear against the horse
→ vv. 57-62: Sinon dragged into Troy as prisoner
→ v. 61: Sinon being ready for heroic deeds or death ('In utrumque paratus')
→ vv. 77-191: Sinon tells Priam of the departure of the Greeks
→ vv. 199-224: Death of Laocoon
→ vv. 232-245: The Trojan Horse is drawn into Troy
→ vv. 257-264: The Greeks leave the Horse
→ vv. 268-295: The ghost of Hector appears to Aeneas and foretells the fall of Troy
→ vv. 318-360: Panthous, with the penates, encounters Aeneas
→ vv. 361-401: Aeneas leading his troops in battle and killing Androgeus
→ vv. 402-406: Cassandra is taken prisoner in the temple of Minerva
→ vv. 406 - 437: Coroebus is killed while attempting to free Cassandra
→ vv. 438 - 505: The Greeks assault Priam's palace
→ vv. 506-525: Priam and his family seek refuge from the Greeks
→ vv. 526-532: The wounded Polites escapes through the weapons and enemies ('Per tela per hostis') to Priam, where he dies
→ vv. 532-558: Priam is killed by Neoptolemus
→ vv. 588-621: Venus prevents Aeneas from killing Helen
→ Venus escorts Aeneas through burning Troy (cf. vv. 632-633, not mentioning the identity of the deity)
→ vv. 671-678: Creusa implores Aeneas not to seek a heroic death
→ vv. 680-684: When Aeneas turns to leave his family to seek a heroic death, flames appear on the head of Ascanius
→ vv. 692-298: After the prayer of Anchises a shooting-star appears
→ Aeneas takes the Penates
→ vv. 707-723: Aeneas lets Anchises climb on his shoulders
→ vv. 721-741: Aeneas fleeing Troy
→ vv. 771-789: The ghost of his wife Creusa appears to Aeneas and foretells that he will settle in Italy
→ Aeneas tells Dido about the fall of Troy
→ Precise narrative context unknown
→ Venus and Aeneas (precise narrative context unknown)