Advice for all men: When you mess up, fess up!

Wes Callihan tells of one of the most famous, and most tragic relationships in the history of the West. Hint: Aeneas is not a relationship role model!

YouTube version HERE. From The Aeneid unit from the Old Western Culture curriculum.


The long lost “Formal Apology” of Aeneas to Dido found buried under a chicken coop south of Rome.
Thanks to Kelly Cumbee for making this incredible discovery!



  1. My compliments on your discovery. It is an exceptional discovery (and hilarious). At age 72, it took me back to Latin III in High School. It made my day. I had to dig around the web for The Latin Library to check if I still remember the first lines (wgich we wer compelled not by Juno, but by Mis Clarke, to memorize. I came pretty close after somany years.
    From the Latin Libary as referenced.

    Arma virumque canō, Trōiae quī prīmus ab orīs
    Ītaliam, fātō profugus, Lāvīniaque vēnit
    lītora, multum ille et terrīs iactātus et altō
    vī superum saevae memorem Iūnōnis ob īram;
    multa quoque et bellō passūs, dum conderet urbem, 5
    inferretque deōs Latiō, genus unde Latīnum,
    Albānīque patrēs, atque altae moenia Rōmae.

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