Aeneas


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Aeneas

(ē`nēəs, ĭnē`–), palsied man whom Peter cured in the Acts of the Apostles.

Aeneas

(ĭnē`əs), in Greek mythology, a Trojan, son of AnchisesAnchises
, in Greek mythology, member of the ruling family of Troy; father of Aeneas by Aphrodite. When Anchises boasted of the goddess's love, Zeus crippled or, in some versions of the legend, blinded him.
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 and Aphrodite. After the fall of Troy he escaped, bearing his aged father on his back. He stayed at Carthage with Queen Dido, then went to Italy, where his descendants founded Rome. The deeds of Aeneas are the substance of the great Roman epic, the Aeneid of VergilVergil
or Virgil
(Publius Vergilius Maro) , 70 B.C.–19 B.C., Roman poet, b. Andes dist., near Mantua, in Cisalpine Gaul; the spelling Virgil is not found earlier than the 5th cent. A.D. Vergil's father, a farmer, took his son to Cremona for his education.
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Aeneas

Trojan hero; legendary founder of Roman race. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
See: Heroism

Aeneas

carried his father Anchises from burning Troy. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
See: Loyalty
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Virgil wrote The Aeneid to explain the founding of Rome and to idealize the Roman virtues of Aeneas, but mostly to celebrate Augustus Caesar, to show that Augustus was descended from the gods: the image on the shield of Aeneas in Book VIII clearly reinforces that the triumph of Augustus, not the founding of the city, is the culmination.
AEneas Shaw was very active in Upper Canada, not only with the Queen's Rangers but in the Executive Council, Legislative Council and in local politics.
That heroic tale, set in the period immediately following the Trojan War, traces the lineage of the Romans back to Aeneas and Troy.
The poet makes a series of allusions comparing the pilgrim to Aeneas and St.
As with the Christian humanists of the 20th century, Aeneas "is a ghost of Troy until he becomes the father of Rome.
The echoic and trochaic dimeter "widow Dido" has a chantlike effect on the ear, like the nonsense syllables of some songs, and as such it is apt for the magical, dreamlike island of The Tempest, as well as the mythical and tragic setting of Dido's abandonment by Aeneas.
Aeneas, for instance, has to overcome his fears and surmount many an obstacle before he becomes worthy of the rites of passage concretized in his journey to the Realm of the Dead.
According to Geoffrey de Monmouth's 12th-century history, the founder of the British race was Brutus, the great-grandson of the Trojan Aeneas.
Judge Aeneas McCarthy, sitting at Headford District Court, heard that Gannon was willing to hand over EUR5,000 in cash in compensation.
The next revelation in The Shrek Papers is in the 11th century, when Aeneas Mac-Shrek was caught up in court politics during the reign of Macbeth, the king of Scotland whose right to the throne was challenged by exiled Prince Malcolm.
The volume's seventy-six letters chart in detail the long and labored path Aeneas travelled from conciliarism to papalism.