Aeneas

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Aeneas

, in the Bible
Aeneas (ēˈnēəs, ĭnēˈ–), palsied man whom Peter cured in the Acts of the Apostles.

Aeneas

, in Greek mythology
Aeneas (ĭnēˈəs), in Greek mythology, a Trojan, son of Anchises 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 Vergil.
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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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