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Æneid

Æne′id The epic poem of Virgil, (in twelve books). So called from Æneas and the suffix -is, plur. -ides (belonging to). “The story of Sinon,” says Macrobius, &#8…

Virgil

Name at birth: Publius Vergilius MaroThe most famous poet of ancient Rome, Virgil (or Vergil) wrote the Aeneid, one of the greatest epic poems in human history. Raised on a farm in northern Italy, he…

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…

Æolian harp.

The wind-harp. A box on which strings are stretched. Being placed where a draught gets to the strings, they utter musical sounds. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, …

1973 National Book Awards

Arts and LettersDiderot, Arthur M. WilsonBiographyGeorge Washington, Vol. IV: Anguish and Farewell, 1793–1799, James Thomas FlexnerChildren's BooksThe Farthest Shore, Ursula K. LeGuinCon…

Concluding Note.

Footnotes Concluding Note. We have now passed through the Iliad, and seen the anger of Achilles, and the terrible effects of it, at an end, as that only was the subject of the poem, an…

The Iliad of Homer

Appendix 2 Concluding Note. We have now passed through the Iliad, and seen the anger of Achilles, and the terrible effects of it, at an end, as that only was the subject of the poem, and t…

Cortina

The skin of the serpent Pytho, which covered the tripod of the Pythoness when she delivered her oracles. “Tripodas cortina tegit” ( Prudentius: Apophthegmata, 506); also the tri…

Pelorus Cape di Faro,

a promontory of Sicily. (Virgil AEneid, iii. 6, 7.) As when the force Of subterranean wind transports a hill Torn from Pelorus. Milton: Paradise Lost, bk. i. 232. Source: Dictionary of …

Quos Ego

A threat of punishment for disobedience. The words are from Virgil's AEneid (i. 135), and were uttered by Neptune to the disobedient and rebellious winds. “Neptune had but to appear a…