Achaemenid Persian Empire, Lydia, AR Siglos, Time of: Artaxerxes I - Darius III, 450-330 BC.
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9) Aeneas, warned by the gods, flees Carthage and finally gets to Italy. There he consults the Cummaean Sibyl. The sibyl is a prophetess to whom Apollo gave the ability to foretell the future . She prophesies his future trials in founding his kingdom and leads him to the Underwold to visit his dead father. Sibyls in antiquity are distinguished by writing their prophecies in books. Here is a replica of the Sibylline Books which the Romans kept and consulted. These were made by student Amanda Shockely. Also shown is an illustrated edition of Vergil’s Aeneid.
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