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ACESTES - King of western Sicily who was friendly to the Trojans.
ACHAEANS - Name for the Greeks.
ACHAEMENIDES - Greek men left behind by Ulysses on Sicily in land of the Cyclopes. Rescued by Trojans in Book III.
ACHATES - Aeneas' faithful companion and armor-bearer.
ACHERON - One of the rivers of the underworld.
ACHILLES - Greek hero of Homer's Iliad; known for his wrath; killed during Trojan War.
ACTIUM - Site of Battle of Actium in 31 B.C. in which Augustus defeated Antony and Cleopatra. Briefly visited by Aeneas and Trojans.
ADONIS - Beautiful youth loved by Aphrodite (Venus).
AENEADAE - Another name for the Trojans.
AENEAS - Hero of the Aeneid.
AEOLUS - King of the winds.
AJAX - Greek hero in Trojan War.
ALBA LONGA - Town near Rome, founded by Aeneas' son Ascanius.
ALLECTO - One of the Furies, used by Juno to incite Turnus to war.
AMATA - Wife of Latinus, the king of the Latins, and mother of Lavinia. She is poisoned by Allecto and refuses to allow Lavinia to marry Aeneas. She prefers Turnus.
ANCHISES - Aeneas' aged father.
ANDROMACHE - Hector's wife. After Hector died at Troy, Andromache married Helenus and lived at Buthrotum, one of the places Aeneas visits in Book III.
ANNA - Dido's sister and confidante.
APOLLO - God of the sun and able to foretell the future.
ASCANIUS - Aeneas' young son. Also known as Iulus.
AUGUSTUS - Roman emperor (30 B.C.-14 A.D.).
AURORA - Goddess of dawn.