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Definition of the noun aeneid

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  1. an epic in Latin by Virgil; tells the adventures of Aeneas after the Trojan War; provides an illustrious historical background for the Roman Empire

Alternative definition of the noun aeneid

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  1. Classic epic poem, written in Latin by Virgil in the 1st century BC (between 29 and 19 BC), that tells the legendary story of Aeneas fleeing Troy and settling in Italy as ancestor of the Romans.


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"Aeneid" is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is composed of 9,896 lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed.

  • also known as "The Aeneid"; "The Æneid of Virgil"; "Six books of the Æneid of Virgil: with explanatory notes and vocabulary"; "The Aeneid of Virgil"; The Aeneid; Aeneid VI; Aeneid 6; Virgil: Aeneid VI; Aeneid six; Aeneid I; The Æneid of Virgil; The Aeneid of Virgil; Eneida; Eneida / the Aeneid; La Eneida de Virgilio; Vergils Aeneide: Heft 4; Virgil's Aeneid; The Æneid; La Eneida; The story of the Aeneid; Eneide, libro III; Aeneis; Enejida; Vergil's Æneid; Vergil's Aeneid; Eneida, La; Eneida: II
  • language: Latin Language
  • characters:
    • Turnus
    • Dido
    • Aeneas
    • Juno
    • Venus
  • genres: Poetry, Fiction, Fantasy
  • subjects: Trojan War, Classics, Literary, Civilization, Rome
  • released in 0018 B.C. (2034 years ago)

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Google previewVirgil's the Aeneid (1984)

by Kathleen O'Neill, Michael Spring

The Aeneid is an epic poem written in 12 books.

Google previewClassics in English Literature (2006)

by Lopa Sanyal

Thus the Aeneid is a national epic but not in the same sense as the Iliad. The Iliad is history, the Aeneid is fiction; or to put it in a less controversial way, the Iliad deals with a living tradition, the Aeneid with a dead or moribund past. The world of ...

Google previewThe Nature of Narrative (2006)

Revised and Expanded by Robert Scholes, James Phelan, Robert Kellogg

The Aeneid is a synthetic (or "literary") epic. In it Vergil imitated all of what we ...

Google previewVirgil's Aeneid (1995)

Interpretation and Influence by Michael C. J. Putnam

The Aeneid is a very Roman poem not so much because it presents a vision of imperium functioning with civilized, and civilizing, grandeur or because it predisposes us toward a higher Stoic morality than that which a Homeric hero might ...

Google previewWriting the History of Memory (2014)

by Stefan Berger, Bill Niven

Vergil's Aeneid is a setting of legendary Roman history, and Lucan's Pharsalia is a poetic reworking of the memory of the Roman Civil War. In prose, the main focus of this chapter, we have three main types of history: local or epichoric history, ...

Google previewCelts and the Classical World (2002)

by David Rankin

The Aeneid is a more likely literary influence upon the formation of the saga as we have it, which may well have been put into its first Irish-language version as early as the eighth century AD. Precise correlations of characters between the Táin ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1999)

by Elizabeth M. Knowles

Aeneid bk.

Google previewA General Bibliographical Dictionary: Q-Z. List of all the Aldine typographical production. List of the Juntine typographical productions. Elzeviers (1837)

by Friedrich Adolf Ebert

– the thirteene bookes of AEneidos, transl. into Engl. verse by Th. Phaer and Th. Twyne. Lond., Creede, 1584.4°. The XII. AEneids of Virgil. transl. into Engl. decasyllables by J. Vicars. Lond., Alsop, 1632. 8°. The AEneid, transl. into ...

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Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly. (Virgil)
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