Main Characters

Aeneas
Dido
Juno
Venus
Jupiter

Iarbus
Rumour
Anna
Mercury

What happens?

Dido consults Anna about Aeneas
Dido goes a bit crazy
Juno organises 'marriage' with Venus during hunt
Rumour spreads word of affair
Iarbus winges to Jupiter
Mercury sent to Aeneas
Dido goes crazy at Aeneas
Aeneas leaves after 2nd visit from Mercury
Dido curses Aeneas then kills herself

Characteristics revealed

Dido - furor, cunning (tricks Anna into building pyre), vengeful (curse), desperate ("little Aeneas"), irresponsible (neglect of city)
Aeneas - pietas (leaves to follow Destiny), obedient, irresponisble
Uncaring Juno and Venus

Themes

Tragedy - Dido's death was "undeserved"
Influence of Gods
Pietas / Furor
Destiny