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Æneas

Æne′as

The hero of Virgil's epic. He carried his father Anchises on his shoulders from the flames of Troy. After roaming about for many years, he came to Italy, where he founded a colony which the Romans claim as their origin. The epithet applied to him is pius = pious, dutiful.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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