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Barron's Booknotes-The Aeneid by Virgil-Free Book Summary
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EPIRUS - Region in western Greece where Trojans land.

EREBUS - Another name for the underworld.

ETNA - A volcanic mountain in Sicily.

ETRURIA - Region north of Latium in Italy where Etruscans live.

ETRUSCANS - Also called Tuscans. People who live in Etruria and who become allies of Aeneas in effort to overthrow tyrant Mezentius.

EURYALUS - Beautiful young man and friend of Nisus.

EURYDICE - Wife of Orpheus.

EVANDER - Greek king who founded city at Pallanteum, the site that would later become Rome. Aeneas visits him and gets help in Book VIII.

FAUNUS - Old Italian god of woods and agriculture.

FURIES - Ferocious, avenging goddesses. Allecto is a Fury.


GOLDEN BOUGH - Mythical symbol of immortality. Aeneas must obtain it before he can enter the underworld and be sure of coming out alive.

HADES - Name for the underworld.

HARPIES - Half-bird, half-woman creatures who drive the Trojans off the Strophades islands in Book III.

HECTOR - Trojan hero and son of King Priam who dies defending Troy. Achilles dragged his body around the walls of Troy.

HECUBA - Priam's wife and Queen of Troy.

HELEN - Spartan woman, married to Menelaus, who was seduced by (or eloped with) Paris, a Trojan, and thus caused the Trojan War.

HELENUS - Son of Priam. He later marries Hector's widow Andromache and settles at Buthrotum, where Aeneas meets him.

HERCULES - A Greek and Roman hero, renowned for his phenomenal strength.

HESPERIA - Another name for Italy.

IARBAS - King of Mauretania and one of Dido's rejected suitors.

IDA - Mountain near Troy.


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