Originally Posted by Hamlet53
It is made clear as well though that Queen Dido had before the arrival of Aeneas put off aggressive suitors among the rulers of local Libyan tribes. Having first succumbed to Aeneas and then been abandoned by him she fears that such advances will be renewed with vigor that can't be resisted so this contributes also to here thoughts of suicide?
I read that as Dido wouldn't be able to take the moral high ground any longer; that the public nature of her affair with Aeneas meant she'd be viewed as tainted. She'd be bargaining from a weaker position than before.
The games, while a time-killer, cracked me up. So much cheating and poor sportsmanship!