E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dido, Queen of Carthage. A Phnician name signifying heroic, brave.
Nec me meminisse pigebit Elissæ.
Virgil: Æneid, iv. 335.
Dido was the niece of the Bible Jezebel. Ithobal I., king of Tyre (1 Kings xvi. 13), had for children Belus, Marg&echeck;nus, and Jezebel. Of these Belus was the father of Pygmalion and Dido. Hence Jezebel was Didos aunt.