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[ih-nee-id] /ɪˈni ɪd/
a Latin epic poem by Vergil, recounting the adventures of Aeneas after the fall of Troy. Unabridged
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  • A bricklayer, who had perhaps seen better times in his youth, wrote on a tile the first verse of the Aeneid.

  • My admiration for the Aeneid is not so great, but it is none the less real.

    Story of My Life Helen Keller
  • The mathematician Euler could repeat the Aeneid of Virgil from beginning to end, containing nearly nine thousand lines.

    A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • He used it in translating the second and fourth books of Virgil's "Aeneid."

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • Then the ribs and decks of our schoolroom in the wrecked brig melted away as the scenes of the Aeneid surrounded us.

    Captain Mugford W.H.G. Kingston
  • Within a week I had read the Aeneid through, and was reading it a second time.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • The following is a list of the more important verse translations of the Aeneid which have appeared.

  • In translating the Aeneid he follows what he conceives to have been Virgil's practice.

  • There is no appeal in the Aeneid to knowledge, or reason, or pleasure,—always to the will of God.

British Dictionary definitions for Aeneid


an epic poem in Latin by Virgil relating the experiences of Aeneas after the fall of Troy, written chiefly to provide an illustrious historical background for Rome
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Aeneid [(i-nee-id)]

An epic in Latin by Virgil. The Aeneid begins with the adventures of Aeneas and his men after the Trojan War and ends when Aeneas gains control of the Italian peninsula, which will eventually become the base of the Roman Empire.

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