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Aeneid

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Definition 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The hexameter of the Iliad is not the hexameter of the Aeneid.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • *A quotation from the Aeneid signifying a threat.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  •     Facilis descensus Averno; Noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis; Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras, Hoc opus, hic labor est. —Virgil, The Aeneid   There was a moment of astonished silence before both Clary and Jace began speaking at once.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • ...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
  • "I never got up to the Aeneid when I was in school," she said.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • [1] In the story of Polydorus, in the third book of the Aeneid.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • I loved reading the Odyssey and the Aeneid; and I made some of the finest friends of my life....
    Amor Towles  --  A Gentleman in Moscow
  • Did everybody write the Aeneid?
    Amor Towles  --  A Gentleman in Moscow
  • It was translated into Latin by Ennius (239-169 B.C.), and had become standard by the time of The Aeneid.
    Homer  --  The Iliad

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