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Anchises

(ănkī`sēz), 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. When Troy fell, Aeneas rescued his father in a scene often depicted by later painters, including Bernini. In some legends, Anchises and his wife later founded Venice or Padua.

Anchises

blinded by lightning. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 22]

Anchises

Trojan prince; crippled for boasting of intimacy with Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 22]
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Always we must carry Anchises (the "father") from the ruin of the human establishment - he is .
Anchises details Romulus's Trojan lineage (Virgil 1935, VI.
There, when Aeneas meets his father in the underworld, Anchises delivers a vision of the Roman future.
Only when he is officially "tried of Illiacis fate" (exercitat(us) Illiacis fatis) (The Aeneid V 725) does the spirit of his dead father, Anchises, summon him officially to the Underworld to witness the fate of the dead and the unfolding of the future of his race before his own earthly eyes.
Desperate to save his family from the Greek invaders at the very threshold of his dwelling, Aeneas, guided by his small son Ascanius, carries his father Anchises through the turmoil lit by the thousand torches of his fellow fugitives and the glare of the burning towers of his native city.
Sons of Lord Anchises, Prophesying war, sang of arms and men who had come back again By whom the bundled fasces were restored .
The disguise recalls the admonitory role of ghosts in the Aeneid; Anchises in the underworld in Book 6, for example, exhorting Aeneas to continue his journey, or the visitation to Aeneas by the ghost of Hector after the fall of Troy in Book 2.
For sheer silliness, however, I nominate Aeneas Carrying His Father Anchises (1803) by Merry-Joseph Blondel, a large canvas deeply informed by Italian prototypes, but perhaps not quite deeply enough.
Leaving Alfred Lock, Birkenhead, is Blue Funnel's Cachas or Anchises, for the Far East, right; Bibby Line's Herefordshire is centre top (MM025
45) Secondly, the examples which Thetis uses to reassure Peleus about their affair when he realises her true nature, Eos and Tithonus, Aphrodite and Anchises, Selene and Endymion, (46) belong to the same group of stories from the poets which Apollonius claims have misled the youth in love with the Cnidian Aphrodite.
Gaukroger fails to see the importance of Bacon's reformulation of the concept of "the laws of nature" in his Confession of Faith (77-78); the "practical and utilitarian value of natural philosophy," as Bacon conceived it, lay not in its promise of longevity (96) but in its ability to relieve human misery; the Latin tag moniti meliora does not mean "instruction brings improvement" (38) but is a quotation from the Aeneid (3:188), where Anchises admonishes his son Aeneas to "pursue the better course.
Aeneas speaks of the flames reaching Ucalegon's house, next to that of Anchises, before he fled from the city.