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A-Z: General definitions: Aeneas
DefinitionAeneas was a Trojan prince, the son of Anchises and the goddess Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans). When Troy fell he was sent by Zeus to found a successor to Troy in the west. Hera (Juno) did her best to oppose him, most notably by tricking him into falling in love with Dido, the queen of Carthage. But Aeneas eventually was compelled to follow his destiny and flee Carthage. Dido in despair committed suicide, vowing that her descendants would avenge her death on the descendants of Aeneas. Aeneas finally reached Italy, and after many difficulties settled in Latium where his descendants later founded Rome. The three wars which Rome fought with Carthage in the third and second centuries BC were supposedly the result of Dido's vow. Julius Caesar traced his decent through Aeneas' son Iulus back to Venus and according established the temple of Venus Genetrix (the founder of the family) in Rome. See also: Mount Ida
Related TopicsAphrodite; Mount Ida
From Troy: An ancient city on the Asiatic shore of the Hellespont; it was sacked by the Greeks after a ten-year siege.
Anchises - a Trojan prince who married the goddess Aphrodite (Venus) and became the father of Aeneas.
Greek goddess of love; awarded the Golden Apple of Discord as 'the fairest', by Paris; mother of Eros. (Roman name, Venus.)
Roman goddess of love. (Greek name, Aphrodite.)
An ancient city on the Asiatic shore of the Hellespont; it was sacked by the Greeks after a ten-year siege.
Son of Cronos, ruler and chief of the Greek gods, originally a sky-god. (Roman name: Jupiter.)
Queen of the Greek gods, wife of Zeus and patroness of women. (Roman name, Juno.)
Queen of the Roman gods, wife of Jupiter, and patroness of women. (Greek name, Hera.)
Queen and founder of Carthage.
Carthage - a city founded by the Phoenicians in what is now Tunisia.
Two mountains in Greek mythology.
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