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Barron's Booknotes-The Aeneid by Virgil-Free Book Summary
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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.


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