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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
- Chiton Achates
- Copris Achates
- Actinia Achates
- Cleonus Achates
- Dognina Achates
- Limonia Achates
- Papilio Achates
- Terebra Achates
- Cyrestis Achates
- Sagartia Achates
- Antholoba achates
- Lacanobia Achates
- Matutinus Achates
- Metridium Achates
- Taphozous Achates
- Catharsius Achates
- Scarabaeus Achates
- Callionymus Achates
- Pachyneuria Achates
- Pyramidella Achates
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The 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; ...
Researching 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, ) ACHELOÜS: an ancient Greek river deity, the eldest son of Oceanus and Tethys.
by Elizabeth Knowles
fidus Achates Latin phrase ('faithful Achates') meaning ...
by Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Achates. Greco-Roman A character from Virgil's Aeneid, the faithful friend of Aeneas, usually called fidus (Latin: faithful)...
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, ) ACHELOÜS: an ancient Greek river deity, the eldest son of Oceanus and Tethys.
The 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
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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