A Handy Classical and Mythological Dictionary for Popular Use

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byHarry Charles Faulkner

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... son named Ascanius. During the Trojan war jEneas behaved with great valor in defence of Troy. When the city was in flames he is said to have carried away his father Anchises on his shoulders, leading his son Ascanius by the hand, his wife following them. Subsequently he built a fleet of twenty ships, with which he set sail in quest of a settlement. He was driven on the coasts of Africa, and was kindly received by Dido, queen of Carthage, who became enamored of him; but he left Carthage by the order of the gods. After wandering about during several years, encountering numerous difficulties, he at length arrived in Italy, where he was hospitably received by Latinus, king of the Latins. After the death of Latinus, yEneas became king. He has been praised for his piety and his submission to the will of the gods; the term " Pius" is generally prefixed to his name. He is a hero of Homer's Iliad, and the great hero of Virgil s ALneid. ene'id. An epic poem written by Virgil, of which tineas, a Trojan, is the hero. It describes the taking of Troy by the Greeks, the subsequent wanderings of jEneas, and the final settlement of himself and companions in Italy. Jene'is. The jEneid, a grand poem by Virgil, the great merit of which is well known. The author has imitated the style of Homer, and is by some thought to equal him. eol'us, the ruler of storms and winds, was the son of Hippotas. He reigned over jEolia. He was the inventor of sails, and a great astronomer, from which the poets have called him the god of wind. es'chines. An Athenian orator who lived about 342 B. c. and distinguished himself by his rivalship with Demosthenes. Only three orations of his are extant. es'chylus, a soldier and poet of Athens, son of Euphorion. He was in the Athenian army at the battles...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... son named Ascanius. During the Trojan war jEneas behaved with great valor in defence of Troy. When the city was in flames he i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217335837

ISBN - 13:9780217335836

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