Aeneid

[ ih-nee-id ]
/ ɪˈni ɪd /

noun

a Latin epic poem by Vergil, recounting the adventures of Aeneas after the fall of Troy.

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British Dictionary definitions for aeneid

Aeneid
/ (ɪˈniːɪd) /

noun

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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Cultural definitions for aeneid

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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