King of Sicily who is friendly with the Trojans (The Trojans who stay behind name a city in his honor)
Main character of the epic. Son of Venus and Anchises. Father to Ascanius and wife to Creusa. Leader of the band of trojans who are attempting to find and conquer Italy because it has been foretold that there they will do great things
One of the Furies. She is ordered by Juno to posess people such as Amata and Turnus in order to turn them against the Trojans.
Queen of Laurentum. Wife of Latinus. She belives that turnus is the right husband for Lavinia because she was posessed by Allecto. Kills herself when she hears mistakently that Turnus is dead.
Father of Aeneas and son of Capys. Crippled by Jupiter by a flash of lightning because he was boastful of his love for Venus. Died in Sicily but appears to Aneas in the underworld and shows him a parade of future heroes.
Wife of Hector (who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan war) who later marries Helenus
Sister of Dido, accidentally aides in Dido's suicide
Son of Aeneas and Creusa, later founds Alba Longa
A monster defeated by Hercules who was the fire-breathing son of Vulcan who once lived on the Aventine hill. Hercules was given a celebratory feast by king Evander for deafeating him.
A warrior Princess slain by Arruns in the last battle of the Epic. She is the leader of the Volscians and the daughter of Metbus.
The child of Venus who takes the form of Ascanius and puts into Dido a great love for Aeneas
A Trojan boxer who was defeated by Entellus although he was the favorite
A wise old Sicilian boxer who defeats Dares
The beloved of Nisus. A Trojan who is the son of Opheltes
King of Pallenteum (Arcadian King). He is the father of Pallas and a friend to Aeneas
Monsters in the form of Birds with womens faces. Told the trojans after they were attacked that they would not settle into Italy until hunger had forced them to eat thier own tables
Daughter of Jupiter and Leda who was married to Menelaus. She was abducted by Paris which caused the Trojan war
The son of Priam. A Prophet who became the husband of Andromache in "Little Troy" after Hector was killed. Settles in Epirus after the Trojan war and helps Aeneas with prophecies including the white sow with 30 piglets
Had to perform twelve labors to please the gods. Son of Jupiter and Alcmena. Was called upon by Pallas for assistance while he fought Turnus but was warned off by Jupiter.
An African king who was a suitor of Dido and gave her the land for Carthage. Son of Jupiter Hammon
The Godess of the rainbow and messenger of Juno. She cuts off a lock of Dido's hair to release her soul, incites the Trojan women to burn the ships, and later makes Turnus attempt to burn the Trojan ships in Italy.
The sister of Turnus who tries to save his life when he drops his sword in battle. A water nymph.
The son of Mezentius who was killed by Aeneas while defending his father
Daughter of Latinus and Amata. Destined to be Aeneas' wife despite Turnus. Aeneas marries her and names Lavinium after her.
A Latin slain by Aeneas
Exiled king of Privernum and father of Camilla
An exiled Latin king. Father of Lausus
A Trojan. Lover of Euryalus.
Chief helmsman of the Trojan fleet led by Aeneas. Falls asleep and dies at sea on the journey from Sicily to Italy
Son of Evander and ally of Aeneas. Killed by Turnus
Youngest son of Priamn who was killed by Thracians. Speaks to Aeneas from the grave and tells him to leave Thrace
Father of Paris, Cassandra, Helenus, Polydorus and Hector. King of Troy who is killed by Pyrrhus
Brother of Dido who kills her husband Sychaeus out of jealousy. It is this that causes Dido to gather faithful people and come build the city of Carthage
A famous Greek warrior, son of Achilles. Killed Priam and his family.
The Greek spy who thought up the strategy of the Trojan Horse and allowed himself to be captured to convince the Trojans of the Horse's legitimacy
A group of small Islands to the west of the Peloponnese, home to the Harpies
Son of Daunus and Venilia. King of the Rutilians and suitor to Lavinia. Led the Italian forces against Aeneas. Killed Pallas and because of the trophy sword belt he took, was killed by Aeneas at the conclusion of Book 12
Mother of Aeneas and goddess of love and beauty. Sympathetic to the Trojan's cause, she constantly tries to help them throughout the book.
the women setting fire to the ships
Led astray by the trickery of Juno, the women of TRoy set fire to the accursed ships of the Trojan fleet. Because of this Aeneas leaves behind at Sicily those who no longer wish to fight and continues on to Italy with a smaller fleet