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The hero of Aeneid, Aeneas, was a character in the Iliad.
  an epic in Latin by Virgil; tells the adventures of Aeneas after the Trojan War and describes him as the ancestor to the Romans; provides an illustrious historical background for the Roman Empire
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Aeneid was written between 29 and 19 BC.  Famous lines from the poem include "Fortune favors the bold" and "Easy is the descent to Hell."
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  • The hero of Aeneid, Aeneas, was a character in the Iliad.
  • My admiration for the Aeneid is not so great, but it is none the less real.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • The hexameter of the Iliad is not the hexameter of the Aeneid.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Aeneas’ descent to the dead in Book 6 of the Aeneid really is pivotal, preparing him for the role he is to play in the second half of the poem as founder of a new civilization on Italian soil.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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  • Homer’s subtlety seems to have struck Virgil, for he put the story that Homer reserved for the end of his poem right at the beginning of The Aeneid.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • *A quotation from the Aeneid signifying a threat.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Morning after morning I used to pace up and down my sunny little room, looking off at the distant river bluffs and the roll of the blond pastures between, scanning the ’Aeneid’ aloud and committing long passages to memory.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • As for guides (and no traveler to the underworld should be without one), Dante in the Divine Comedy (1321 A.D.) has the Roman poet Virgil; in Virgil’s epic, The Aeneid (19 B.c.), Aeneas has the Cumaean Sibyl as his guide.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • …separate—placing a stage set with red trees, American oaks, like an experimental forest in Virginia, next to a fir-wood by the edge of the lake, or to a forest grove from which would suddenly emerge, in her lissom covering of furs, with the large, appealing eyes of a dumb animal, a hastening walker—was the Garden of Woman; and like the myrtle-alley in the Aeneid, planted for their delight with trees of one kind only, the Allee des Acacias was thronged by the famous Beauties of the day.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • —Virgil, The Aeneid   There was a moment of astonished silence before both Clary and Jace began speaking at once.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones

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  • In school we were then reading the Aeneid.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Tartarian honeysuckle reminded me of Tartarus, the land of the dead in Virgil’s Aeneid, the underworld, where the shades of the dead whispered in the shadows.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • He has translated Virgil’s Aeneid …. the whole of Sallust and Tacitus’ Agricola …. a great part of Horace, some of Ovid, and some of Caesar’s Commentaries …. besides Tully’s [Cicero’s] Orations…… In Greek his progress has not been equal; yet he has studiedmorsels of Aristotle’s Politics, in Plutarch’s Lives, and Lucian’s Dialogues, The Choice of Hercules in Xenophon, and lately he has gone through several books in Homer’s Iliad.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Certes such cry nor lamentation Was ne’er of ladies made, when Ilion Was won, and Pyrrhus with his straighte sword, When he had hent* king Priam by the beard, *seized And slain him (as saith us Eneidos*),<34> *The Aeneid As maden all the hennes in the close,* *yard When they had seen of Chanticleer the sight.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Doubtless there remained a subtle aroma from his juvenile contact with the "De Senectute" and the fourth book of the "AEneid," but it had ceased to be distinctly recognizable as classical, and was only perceived in the higher finish and force of his auctioneering style.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • 19 BC THE AENEID by Virgil BOOK I Arms, and the man I sing, who, forc’d by fate, And haughty Juno’s unrelenting hate, Expell’d and exil’d, left the Trojan shore.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • "I grant," said the Senator, "that the second, fourth, and sixth books of his AEneid are excellent, but as for his pious AEneas, his strong Cloanthus, his friend Achates, his little Ascanius, his silly King Latinus, his bourgeois Amata, his insipid Lavinia, I think there can be nothing more flat and disagreeable.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • It was translated into Latin by Ennius (239-169 B.C.), and had become standard by the time of The Aeneid.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • English blank verse, unrhymed iambic pentameter, was developed from Italian models in the sixteenth century and used for epic in Henry Howard’s translations from The Aeneid of 1539-46.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • (The Aeneid first tells Homer’s Odyssey and then his Iliad.) But both poets let us see how a tale of divine vanity can be adapted to divine psychology and even hint at some cruel and inscrutable cosmic design in the world.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • [1] In the story of Polydorus, in the third book of the Aeneid.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • "I never got up to the Aeneid when I was in school," she said.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Aeneid, ii.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • The idea that Aineias replanted civilization in the West was already traditional when Virgil took it up in The Aeneid, and it remained active as late as Geoffrey of Monmouth, who began his History of the British Kings (1133) with the Trojan diaspora and the settling of Albion by Brutus (sounds like "British"), a putative great-grandson of Aineias.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Such was his prestige that when Virgil aspired to compose the national Roman poem, he built his Aeneid squarely upon Homer: its first six books followed The Odyssey to tell how Aineias survived the fall of Troy and made his way to Italy, and the last six books closely refashioned The Iliad to recount the tragic war he fought there to found a new civilization.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The seeds of my ardour were the sparks from that divine flame whereby more than a thousand have kindled; I speak of the "Aeneid," mother to me and nurse to me in poetry.’
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • After he had faced the bitter fact that he was to leave the ’Aeneid’ unfinished, and had decreed that the great canvas, crowded with figures of gods and men, should be burned rather than survive him unperfected, then his mind must have gone back to the perfect utterance of the ’Georgics,’ where the pen was fitted to the matter as the plough is to the furrow; and he must have said to himself, with the thankfulness of a good man, ’I was the first to bring the Muse into my country.’
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • [1] Dante makes Geryon the type and image of Fraud, thus allegorizing the triple form (forma tricorperis umbrae: Aeneid vi.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Consider a line like this: Aîas, it was-the great shade burning still (Odysseus has just met his old enemy among the dead.) There is no burning shade in Homer’s Greek but there is in Virgil’s Latin, in the scene in Aeneid 6 modeled on Homer when Aeneas meets the shade of Dido, whom he has deserted, ardentem et torva tuentem ("burning and glaring savagely").
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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