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
References in classic literature ?
Then Apollo sent Aeneas forth from his rich sanctuary, and filled his heart with valour, whereon he took his place among his comrades, who were overjoyed at seeing him alive, sound, and of a good courage; but they could not ask him how it had all happened, for they were too busy with the turmoil raised by Mars and by Strife, who raged insatiably in their midst.
As he spoke he hurled his spear and hit one of those who were in the front rank, the comrade of Aeneas, Deicoon son of Pergasus, whom the Trojans held in no less honour than the sons of Priam, for he was ever quick to place himself among the foremost.
Then Aeneas killed two champions of the Danaans, Crethon and Orsilochus.
Brave Menelaus pitied them in their fall, and made his way to the front, clad in gleaming bronze and brandishing his spear, for Mars egged him on to do so with intent that he should be killed by Aeneas; but Antilochus the son of Nestor saw him and sprang forward, fearing that the king might come to harm and thus bring all their labour to nothing; when, therefore Aeneas and Menelaus were setting their hands and spears against one another eager to do battle, Antilochus placed himself by the side of Menelaus.
The opera moves from the fall of Troy through the flight of Aeneas and his men to Italy to establish the new Troy--Rome.
Audiences will also see Oguike's latest work Dido and Aeneas, where Oguike retells the tragic love story of Dido, queen of the ancient Greek town of Carthage and Aeneas, the founder of Rome, accompanied by music from Henry Purcell.
One that does benefit from a lack of staging, perversely, is Purcell's quite splendid masterpiece Dido and Aeneas.
That Tate's classicism connected it with the myth of Aeneas, who founded a new Troy in Rome after the Greeks had destroyed the old Troy, proves to Davie how deeply American Tare was.
Walker has since sung roles in Handel's Rinaldo in Munich, Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria with New York City Opera, and the drag role of the Sorceress in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
Josephus in that House 'bar upon his shuldres hye' the fame of Jewry (III, 1435-1436); Homer, with many such colleagues as Dares and Guido, that of Troy (1455-1480); Virgil, that of Aeneas (1485).
The principal argument of Shakespeare's Troy involves the medieval and early modern legend about the transfer of political and cultural authority (translatio imperii studiique) from Troy to Rome via the journey of Aeneas, then farther west to various European countries.
The Holy Grail, Cinderella, Aeneas, Beatrice, Paracelsus, Bushmen, Lear and St Paul are among those who rub shoulders in it.