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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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Anchises voices Virgil's belief of the importance of pietas, which is fundamental to the laws that govern the Roman Republic, but also Augustus' Empire.
The panting depicts an episode from Virgil's Aeneid when the young mythical hero Aeneas bears his elderly father, Anchises, on his back, against the backdrop of the fall of the city of Troy, which has been reduced to an inferno.
He would not sell the painting, which is described as depicting Aeneas bearing on his back his father Anchises, as they flee the burning city of Troy.
Nick Joaquin's Portrait of the Artist as Filipino: An Elegy in Three Scenes is Joaquin's own interpretation of Aenas carrying Anchises, the son carrying his father from the burning city of Troy.
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Journeying through Hades, the hero meets the ghosts of his murdered wife; his slaughtered soldiers; his suicidal lover, Dido; and most poignantly his aged father, Anchises. This purifying pilgrimage through death and dispossession fires Heaney's imagination.
"After Troy," 2012, particularly foregrounds the iterative nature of Schoolwerth's output: Every picture is based on either Simon Vouet's or Lionello Spada's rendering of Virgil's Aeneas carrying his father, Anchises, from the burning city.
3), which did not use the Latin spelling of Anchises and for its use of a mathematical symbol of implication--the double arrow--.
(27.) Volk (2005, 80) considers the doubling of Aeneas and Anchises as a quantitative overcoming, rather than a parody, of the Virgilian model.
On the night of January 1-2, telescope users from southern Georgia to San Diego can watch for an 8.8-magnitude star in the feet of Gemini to be occulted by the faint asteroid 1173 Anchises for up to 7 seconds.
After the introduction, there are four chapters of this survey entitled "Narrators and Narratees," "Focalization," "Time" and "Space." Part II then provides in-depth analyses of the Aphrodite and Anchises love affair in the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite; the story of Atys and Adrastus in Herodotus' Histories (Book I); and the death of Pentheus in the messenger report from Euripides' Bacchae.
The literature on display by the sculpture suggests the group recalls the tale of Aeneas, who carries his Father Anchises from the ruins of Troy but there is so much more than one interpretation to the artist's work.