Aeneid by Virgil


Aeneid by Virgil
   (First Century BCE). The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem that tells the story of Aeneas, the hero who left Troy and traveled to Italy, where he established the Latin race. The text was among the sources utilized by patrons and artists to render historical and mythical scenes. One of those scenes is Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius Fleeing Troy, which was depicted by Federico Barocci in a painting (1598; Rome, Galleria Borghese), by Agostino Carracci in an engraving based on Barocci's rendering (1595; New York, Metropolitan Museum), and by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in sculpture (1618-1619; Rome, Galleria Borghese).

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  • Aeneid — For the group of nine Ancient Egyptian deities, see Ennead .Infobox Book name = Aeneid translator = image caption = Aeneas flees burning Troy, Federico Barocci, 1598 Galleria Borghese, Rome author = Virgil country = Roman Republic language =… …   Wikipedia

  • Virgil — /verr jeuhl/, n. 1. Vergil. 2. a male given name. * * * or Vergil orig. Publius Vergilius Maro born Oct. 15, 70, Andes, near Mantua died Sept. 21, 19 BC, Brundisium Greatest of Roman poets. The well educated son of a prosperous provincial farmer …   Universalium

  • VIRGIL° — (Vergil; Publius Vergilius Maro; 70–19 B.C.E.), greatest Roman poet. Though Virgil nowhere mentions the Jews directly, there are several indications in two of his greatest works, the Eclogues and the Aeneid, that he was aware of Jewish tradition …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • AEneid — [AE]*ne id, n. [L. Aeneis, Aeneidis, or dos: cf. F. [ E]n[ e]ide.] The great epic poem of Virgil, of which the hero is [AE]neas. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aeneid — [ē nē′id, i nē′id] n. a Latin epic poem by Virgil, about Aeneas and his adventures …   English World dictionary

  • Virgil — [vʉr′jəl] [< L Vergilius, name of the Roman gens to which the poet belonged] (L. name Publius Vergilius Maro) 70 19 B.C.; Rom. poet: author of the Aeneid Virgilian [Virjil′ē ən] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Virgil — For other uses, see Virgil (disambiguation). Publius Vergilius Maro A profile of Virgil with laurel wreath Born October 15, 70 BC Andes, Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republic Died …   Wikipedia

  • Virgil — (Publius Vergilius Maro; 70 19 BCE)    Considered the most important poet of the ancient Roman era, Virgil was born in a small village near Mantua to a well to do family of landowners. He was educated in Cremona, Milan, and Rome, where he studied …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Aeneid — noun Classic epic poem, written in Latin by Virgil in the 1st century BC (between 29 and 19 BC), that tells the legendary story of Aeneas fleeing Troy and settling in Italy as ancestor of the Romans …   Wiktionary

  • Virgil — noun a) Pūblius Vergilius Marō (70 19 B.C.), Roman epic writer from the Augustan period, best known for writing the Aeneid. b) of mostly American usage …   Wiktionary


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