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Achates: In the Aeneid, Achates was a close friend of Aeneas; his name became a by-word for an intimate companion. He accompanied Aeneas throughout his adventures, reaching Carthage with him in disguise when the pair were scouting the area, and leading him to the Sibyl of Cumae. Virgil represents him as remarkable for his fidelity, and a perennial type of that virtue. However, despite being Aeneas's most important Trojan, he is notable for his lack of character development. In fact, he has only one spoken line in the entire epic. Aeneas, surrounded by only a shadowy cast of allies, is thus emphasised as the lone protagonist and at the same time cut off from help on his quest.

Phrases with Achates

  1. Chiton Achates
  2. Copris Achates
  3. Actinia Achates
  4. Cleonus Achates
  5. Dognina Achates
  6. Limonia Achates
  7. Papilio Achates
  8. Terebra Achates
  9. Cyrestis Achates
  10. Sagartia Achates
  11. Antholoba achates
  12. Lacanobia Achates
  13. Matutinus Achates
  14. Metridium Achates
  15. Taphozous Achates
  16. Catharsius Achates
  17. Scarabaeus Achates
  18. Callionymus Achates
  19. Pachyneuria Achates
  20. Pyramidella Achates

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Google previewThe Venetian Twins (2002)

by Carlo Goldoni

[Nobody today takes Damon and Pythias for an ideal; the faithful Achates is an obscure joke.] Nowadays they're only interested in themselves; ...

Google previewResearching the Song (2008)

A Lexicon by Shirlee Emmons, Wilbur Watkin Lewis

ACHATES: a fidus Achates is a faithful companion, a bosom friend. In Virgil's Aeneid, Achates was the chosen comrade of Aeneas. (SOURCE: Cooper, ) ACHELO√úS: an ancient Greek river deity, the eldest son of Oceanus and Tethys.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

fidus Achates Latin phrase ('faithful Achates') meaning ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology (1998)

by Mike Dixon-Kennedy

Achates. Greco-Roman A character from Virgil's Aeneid, the faithful friend of Aeneas, usually called fidus (Latin: faithful)...

Google previewResearching the Song:A Lexicon (2005)

by Shirlee Emmons, Wilbur Watkins Lewis

ACHATES: a fidus Achates is a faithful companion, a bosom friend. InVirgil's Aeneid, Achates was the chosen comrade ofAeneas. (SOURCE: Cooper, ) ACHELO√úS: an ancient Greek river deity, the eldest son of Oceanus and Tethys.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

Eneid, a friend of /Eneas, whose fidelity is depicted as so exemplary that fidus Achates (the faithful Achates) has become a proverb. Acheen. See Achin. Achelous, ak-e-lo'us (now Aspropotamo, " White River "), the largest river in Greece: 130 ...

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Survivors from the destroyer HMS Achates

Reproduction ID: AD13975

Maker: Unknown

Date: 1940s

This photograph is featured in Arctic Convoys, a new photographic exhibition looking at the experiences of those who served on the Arctic Convoys. It's on at the National Maritime Museum until 4 November 2012...

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