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  • proper n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The great epic poem of Virgil, of which the hero is ├ćneas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

From Latin Aeneis (Greek third declension, genitive Aeneidos). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Far more wonderful than the story of Cresna, as told in Virgil's "Aeneid," is the fact that Britain has always conquered her conquerors, has absorbed into herself those who sought to be her masters, and has strengthened her own national life out of those who sought to destroy it.

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  • Jo Graham is the author of Black Ships, a retelling of the Aeneid from the point of view of the sibyl, and the upcoming Hand of Isis, to be published in March 2009.

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  • "Aeneid" -- and at the stain which, as if to underline them, started beneath the words --

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  • This novel is based on the Aeneid, which is an epic poem written by Virgil, chronicling the travels of Aeneas, a Trojan who founds Rome.

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  • N is translating book iv of the Aeneid, which is actually pretty hard, or seems to be.

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  • Its gods and monsters aside, the Aeneid is the story of the search for a home and the obligations people have to their parents and their children.

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  • The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid are the holy trinity of classical European epic, and Robert Fagles and Stanley Lombardo, with their recent versions of the Aeneid, have translated all three.

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  • Virgil was an ancient Roman poet, born 70 B. C., who in his book called the Aeneid told of the wanderings and adventures of Aeneas, and part of this poem Surrey translated into

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  • The exquisite finish of the Aeneid was the product of this technique meticulously reworked to the demands of an exacting poetic taste.

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  • In style, the Aeneid is a model of purity and elegance, and for the variety and the harmony of its incidents, for the power of its descriptions, and for the interest of its plot and episodes, second only to the Iliad.

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