around 1200 BC At the end of the Trojan War, the noble Trojan Aeneas
flees the burning city with his father on his back, his son holding his hand and
his wife "following behind a bit." His wife having been lost in the shuffle, he
sets sail without her and arrives in Carthage, which will eventually become
Rome's rival for power in the Mediterranean. Aeneas relates his tale of marital
irresponsibility to Queen Dido who promptly falls in love with him. The Gods
force Aeneas to move on and, although he is allegedly a great warrior, Aeneas
lacks the courage to tell Dido straight out that he has to leave. Dido throws
herself on a sword as Aeneas sails over the horizon.
Aeneas eventually arrives in Italy and kills a bunch of local folks. All of
this is related by Virgil writing for the Emperor Augustus in around 27 BC. I
recommend studying the classics. From reading Homer and Virgil, I have learned
the following: (1) women don't listen (cf. Dido above), (2) men like women with
blond hair and large breasts (Dido, Helen, and Iphigenie were all described as
blondes; third prize in an athetic contest in the Aeneid is a bunch of "deep
chested slave women").