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Dido Queen of Carthage
Title page, 1594
Written by Christopher Marlowe
Characters Dido
Original language English
Genre Tragedy
Setting Carthage

Dido Queen of Carthage is a play by Christopher Marlowe. It is a tragedy. The date of the play is uncertain. It is probably Marlowe's first play, and possibly written while he was a student at Cambridge University. The source material was Virgil's Aeneid and Ovid's Heroides. Unlike his sources however, Marlowe emphasizes not the character of Aeneas but the character of Dido.


  • Cheney, Patrick (Ed.) 2004. The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe. Cambridge University Press. p. 193.