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Aeneid

[ih-nee-id]
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noun
  1. a Latin epic poem by Vergil, recounting the adventures of Aeneas after the fall of Troy.
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  • He used it in translating the second and fourth books of Virgil's "Aeneid."

    A Dish Of Orts

    George MacDonald

  • Within a week I had read the Aeneid through, and was reading it a second time.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

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

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

    Story of My Life

    Helen Keller

  • The Dominie opened the Aeneid of Virgil, and commenced forthwith.

    Jacob Faithful

    Captain Frederick Marryat


British Dictionary definitions for aeneid

Aeneid

noun
  1. 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 in Culture

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 (see also 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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