Who is Anchises in the Aeneid?


Who is Anchises in the Aeneid?


Aeneas, the protagonist of the Aeneid, is half human and half deity. His mother is the Roman goddess Venus (the equivalent to the Greek Aphrodite). This is common for the heroes of epic poems.

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Anchises is Aeneas' father in the Aeneid. He is a Trojan who survives the Trojan War and escapes with Aeneas and Aeneas' son, Ascanius. Anchises later...

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The Aeneid by Virgil


Chapter 7 / Lesson 3

Virgil was a Roman poet whose poem, ''The Aeneid,'' continues to be renowned centuries after it was published. Discover the literary nuances of the poem, its purpose in outlining a new epic for a new age, and its depiction of Rome's glorious destiny. Meet the poem's dynamic cast of characters, including the hero Aeneas, Dido Queen of Carthage, wrathful Juno, and omnipotent Jupiter while traveling across the Mediterranean and through the Underworld.

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