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AUSONIA - Another name for Italy.
AVERNUS - Cave near Cumae where Aeneas enters underworld. Also another name for underworld.
BACCHUS - God of wine. Also associated with frenzy.
BELLONA - Roman goddess of war.
BRUNDISIUM - Place where Virgil died, on east coast of Italy.
BUTHROTUM - On west coast of Greece. Place where Aeneas stops and sees miniature version of Troy and meets Helenus and Andromache.
CACUS - A horrible, fire-breathing monster that terrorized Pallanteum (the site of Rome). Killed by Hercules.
CAESAR - The Roman dictator, Julius Caesar. Augustus, who was his adopted son, also used this title.
CAIETA - Nurse of Aeneas, who dies right before the Trojans reach Latium.
CALAENO - The leader of the Harpies who attacks the Trojans in Book III. Prophesies their future in Italy.
CALCHAS - Greek prophet at Troy.
CALLIOPE - The Muse of epic poetry.
CAMILLA - Warrior maiden in Italy. Helps Turnus and is slain by Trojans. Sacred to Diana.
CARTHAGE - Dido's kingdom in northern Africa.
CASSANDRA - Daughter of Priam, king of Troy. Prophetess fated never to be believed.
CERBERUS - The three-headed dog of the underworld.
CERES - Roman goddess of agriculture.
CHARON - Ferryman in the underworld.
CHARYBDIS - Sea monster who creates whirlpool that sucks in ships in the strait between Italy and Sicily.
CIRCE - An enchantress encountered by Ulysses in the Odyssey. Aeneas avoids her.
CLIO - Muse of history.