noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for aeneas
In the way of Aeneas, Bugs was possessed by a revelatory calling to found a great city.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then a storm blows Aeneas, the celebrated Trojan hero, onto her shores.Virgil, Jane Austen and Other Authors Can Teach Us About Love|Maura Kelly|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Evander shows the town to Aeneas, tells him of the former state of Latium, and points out to him the chief places of interest.
So that it will be true, that hath neuer béene false, Aeneas Syluius.Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (4 of 12)|Raphael Holinshed
Next he routs out the souls that sate on the long benches, and clears the thwarts, while he takes mighty Aeneas on board.
The spear, therefore, sped from Aeneas's hand in vain and fell quivering to the ground.The Iliad|Homer
Aeneas himself is presented in a subdued light, his soldier's heart being fairly divided between his mistress and empire.The Growth of English Drama|Arnold Wynne
British Dictionary definitions for aeneas
Word Origin and History for aeneas
hero of the "Æneid," son of Anchises and Aphrodite, Latin, from Greek Aineias, of unknown origin, perhaps literally "praise-worthy," from ainos "tale, story, saying, praise" (related to enigma); or perhaps related to ainos "horrible, terrible." The Aeneid (late 15c. in English) is literally "of or pertaining to Aeneas," from French Enéide, Latin Æneida.
Culture definitions for aeneas
A famous warrior of classical mythology; a leader in the Trojan War (see also Trojan War) on the Trojan side. After the fall of Troy, Aeneas fled with his father and son and was shipwrecked at Carthage in northern Africa. There Dido, the queen of Carthage, fell in love with him and ultimately committed suicide when she realized that Aeneas could not stay with her forever. After many trials, Aeneas arrived in what is now Italy. The ancient Romans believed that they were descended from the followers of Aeneas.