Definition of Aeneid

1. Noun. An epic in Latin by Virgil; tells the adventures of Aeneas after the Trojan War; provides an illustrious historical background for the Roman Empire.

Generic synonyms: Epic, Epic Poem, Epos, Heroic Poem



Definition of Aeneid

1. Proper noun. Classic epic poem, written in Latin by Virgil in the 1st century BC (between 29 and 19 BC), that tells the legendary story of Aeneas fleeing Troy and settling in Italy as ancestor of the Romans. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aeneid

Aegis cruiser
Aegis cruisers
Aegisthus
Aegospotami
Aegospotamos
Aegypiidae
Aegypius
Aegypius monachus
Aegyptopithecus
Aegyptus
Aeka
Aelius Donatus
Aelurostrongylus
Aeneas
Aeneas Silvius
Aeneid (current term)
Aengus
Aeolia
Aeolian
Aeolian Islands
Aeolian mode
Aeolic
Aeolis
Aeolus
Aeonium
Aeonium haworthii
Aepyceros
Aepyceros melampus
Aepyornidae
Aepyorniformes

Literary usage of Aeneid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sophocles: with English notes by Sophocles, Fredericus H. M. Blaydes, Frederick Apthorp Paley (1880)
"Aeneid, VII. and VIIL Aeneid, IX. and X. Aeneid, XI. and XIL Or in 12 séparait ... Bucolics. Georgics, I. and II. Georgics, III. and IV. Aeneid, I. and II. ..."

2. A Treatise on Hydromechanics by William Henry Besant (1891)
"Aeneid, Books V.-XII. Also the Bucolics and Georgics, in one vol. 3*. ... Aeneid, IX. and X. Aeneid, XI. and XII. Or in 12 separate volumes (Cambridge Texts ..."

3. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by William Young Sellar (1897)
"And the Aeneid is much more than a monument of national glory, lit is full of pathetic situations and stirring incidents which move our human compassion or ..."

4. Res Romanae: Being Brief Aids to the History, Geography, Literature, and by Edward Philip Coleridge (1896)
"Aeneid, Books V.-XII. Also the Bucolics and Georgics, in one vol. 3*. ... Aeneid, IX. and X. Aeneid, XI. and XII. Or in 12 separate volumes (Cambridge Texts ..."

5. Hermathena by Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) (1901)
"HAVING been struck by some remarkable resemblances in Horace's fine Ode, the fourth of the Fourth Book, to the Second Book of the Aeneid, I determined to ..."

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