American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Roman Mythology The founder and queen of Carthage, who fell in love with Aeneas and killed herself when he abandoned her.
- n. Greek mythology Founder and first Queen of Carthage.
“Can't you just see the reds in Dido's funeral byre?”
“It's impossible to place the books exactly in time (they do take place in an alternate universe, after all) but when Dido is seven or so in Black Hearts in Battersea the text implies early 19th-century.”
“_Adam Bede_ (1858), _Mill on the Floss_ (1860), _Silas Marner_ (1861), etc. ELISA, often written ELIZA in English, Dido, queen of Carthage.”
“Another word Dido often uses is "insular" -- that one describes not her music but herself.”
“Brandon McDonald and Craig Biesecker in Dido and Aeneas”
“The Dido was the first square-rigged vessel that had ever entered those waters.”
“Elissa, a Tyrian princess, better known as Dido; it may therefore be fixed at the year of the world 3158; when Joash was king of Judah; 98 years before the building of Rome, and 846 years before Christ.”
“Virgil calls Dido "Sidonia" (Æn. i, v. 446), with somewhat of poetic license, for she was not born in Sidon but in”
“He was also the author of a masque, or dramatic entertainment, called Dido and Aeneas, which was very well received upon the stage, but which however did not excite him to produce any thing of the same kind afterwards.”
“The "mayden of great bloud" in Nouember, called Dido, is Elizabeth I, "dead" to her people because of the impending French marriage; Lobbin the chief mourner is the Earl of Leicester.”
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