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a Latin epic poem by Vergil, recounting the adventures of Aeneas after the fall of Troy.
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aelurophile, aelurophobe, -aemia, Aeneas, Aeneas Silvius, Aeneid, Aeneolithic, aeneous, A.Eng., Aeolian, aeolian deposits
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What is the Aeneid if not a re-imagining of the Homeric epics?The Power of Myths|Sam Munson|February 26, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The following is a list of the more important verse translations of the Aeneid which have appeared.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
The sixth book of the AEneid is the most pleasing and perfect composition of Latin poetry.Memoirs of My Life and Writings|Edward Gibbon
In literary poems such as the Aeneid they seem to be avoided.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
I can do without his "Iliad," and wait, if necessary, for the "AEneid."What is Property?|P. J. Proudhon
The fourth Aeneid is the triumph of an unconscionable Celticism over the whole moral plan of Vergil's epic.The Oxford Book of Latin Verse|Various
British Dictionary definitions for Aeneid
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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
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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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