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Extensive List of Characters in the Aeneid

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Achates
Trojan warrior and close companion of Aeneas, oftern described in the poem with the epithet fidus
Aeneas
Trojan prince, son of Venus and Anchises, and legendary founder of the Romans
Anchises
a member of the Trojan royal house and father of Aeneas by Venus
Andromache
wife of Hector
Antenor
a Trojan prince who had escaped the city's destruction and, according to legend, founded a new settlement in Cisalpine Gaul at Patavium, modern Padua
Antheus
a Trojan warrior and companion of Aeneas
Ascanius
son of Aeneas and his wife Creusa, also called Ilus and Iulus; legendary founder of the Latin town of Alba Longa.
Assaracus
a Trojan king, grandfather of Anchises, and thus ancestor of the Romans
Astyanax
only child of Andromache and Hector, later brutally thrown from Troy's walls when the city had fallen
Capys
another companion of Aeneas
Cassandra
daughter of Prism and Hecuba, she was given prophetic powers by Apollo but, scorning his amorous advances, was then cursed by the god with always prophesying the truth but never being believed
Coroebus
a Trojan hero and suitor of Cassandra
Creusa
a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, Aeneas' wife and mother of Iulus/Ascanius
Dardanus
son of Zeus and Electra, founder of Dardania in the Troad, and ancestor of Priam
Deiphobus
a Trojan prince who married Helen after Paris' death and whose shade Aeneas encounters in the Underworld in Book VI.
Hector
oldest son of Priam and Hecuba, and Troy's most renowned hero in the Trojan War. The foremost Trojan prince.
Hecuba
wife of Priam and mother to many of his children, including Hector, Cassandra, and Polites
Laocoon
one of Priam's sons, a priest of Apollo who had offended that god by making his love to his wife in the god's temple; his story was the subject of a lost tragedy by Sophocles, which was likely a source for Vergil.
Mygdon
a Phrygian king, ally of the Trojans
Orontes
a Lycian warrior
Paris
a Trojan prince, son of king Priam
Polites
a son of Hecuba and Priam
Priam
king of Troy
Sarpedon
son of Jupiter and Laodamia, a Lycian king and ally of the Trojans, slain by Patroclus in the Trojan War
Teucer
father-in-law of Dardanus and ancestor of the Trojan kings
Troilus
youngest son of Priam, ambushed in his chariot and slain by Achilles; there was a prophecy that Troy could not be sacked if Troilus lived to his 20th year
Ucalegon
in Homer an advisor to Priam
Achilles
son of Peleus and Thetis, Greek chieftain in the Trojan War and hero of Homer's Iliad
Ajax
a Greek hero in the Trojan War, son of Oileus - the so-called "lesser Ajax," not to be confused with the more renowned Ajax, son of Telamon.
Androgeos
a Greek captain
Atrides
son/descendant of Atreus (i.e. Menelaus, king of Sparta, and Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and commander of the Greek forces at Troy).
Automedon
Achilles' chariot-driver, from the island of Scyros
Calchas
the leading Greek soothsayer in the Trojan War
Epeos
the Greek who built the Trojan horse
Eurypylus
a Greek warrior mentioned in Iliad 2.736
Machaon
a Greek physician and warrior
Menealus
king of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon, and husband of Helen
Neoptolemus
known also as Pyrrhus, son of Achilles
Pelides
son of Peleus (king of Phthia and husband of Thetis), Achilles
Pelops
legendary king of Mycenae, father of Atreus and Thyestes
Phoenix
a Greek warrior and tutor of Achilles
Pyrrhus
son of Achilles; the name means 'fire' or 'fire-red' (His other name is Neoptolemus, which means 'New Ptolemy' or 'New War')
Thessandrus
a Greek warrior, known, like those subsequently named here, from Homer and other accounts of the Trojan War
Tydides
son of Tydeus: Diomedes-one of the most foremost Greek leaders in the Trojan War; Aeneas was nearly slain by him in hand-to-hand combat (Iliad)
Ulysses
Roman name for the Greek hero Odysseus, who was noted as much for his guile as for his valoe
Aeolus
mythic king of the winds
Apollo
god of the sun, civilization, prophecy, and the arts; brother of Diana
Bacchus
god of vegetation, the grapevine, and wine
Calliope
foremost of the nine Muses and the patron deity of epic
Ceres
goddess of grain and fruit, identified with the Greek Demeter, mother of Persephone/Proserpina
Mt. Olympus
mythical home of the gods on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia
Mycenae
a city in the Argolid in southern Greece, home of King Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces in the Trojan War
Paphos
a town in southeast Cyprus, scared to Venus
Patavium
a city in eastern Cialpine Gaul, near the Adriatic coast, modern Padua
Pegama
the citadel of Troy; Troy
Phoenicia
country along the eastern Mediterranean coast, former home of Dido
Phrygia
In western Asia Minor
Pthia
A town in Thessaly, birthplace of Achilles
Punicus
Punic, Carthaginian
Samos
an island off the coast of Asia Minor, birthplace of Juno, and an important cult center
Deiopeia
fairest of the Nymps who attended Juno; elsewhere in Virgil, an attendant of Cyrene.
Diana
the Roman counterpart of Artemis, sister of Apollo and virgin goddess of woodlands,archery, and hunting
Scyros
an Aegean island east of Euboea, realm of Pyrrhus' grandfather, king Lycomedes
Sidon
an important coastal city of Phoenicia
Sigmeun
a coastal town near Troy
Simois
a tributary of the Trojan river Scamander
Sparta
a city of southern Greece noted for its militarism and the hardiness of its athletic young women. A major city in the Greek Peloponnese, home of Helen and Menelaus
Syrtis
a sandy coastal region east of Carthage
Teucria
Troy
Tenedos
modern Bozcaada, an island a few miles off the coast of Troy, associated in Homer's Iliad with Apollo
Thrace
a district in northern Greece whose people were regarded as warlike
Thybris
the river Tiber, on which Rome was situated; Tiber, eponymous god of the river
Timavus
a river flowing from the Alps, much of the way underground, into the Gulf of Trieste at the north of the Adriatic Sea
Trinacrius
Sicilian. From an old Greek name for the island meaning "three-cornered," so called for its triangular shape
Tritonis
lake in north Africa, near the birthplace of Athena/ Minerva and sacred to her
Tyndareus
king of Sparta and husband of Leda; father of Helen
Tyre
capital of Phoenicia
Xanthus
a river in Troy
Acestes
a Sicilian king and friend of Aeneas
Agenor
brother of Belus and legendary founder of Tyre
Amazon
a member of the mythic northern tribe of female warriors, allies of the Trojans who came to their aid after the death of Hector
Argives
citizens of Argos in southern Greece, site of a major temple to Juno; Greeks
Belus
legendary Egyptian king, son of Poseidon, and ancestor of several Greek royal families, including that of Palamedes
Caesar
possibly Gaius Julius Caesar, who adopted Augustus, who took the former's name
Danaans
descendants of Danaus, legendary king of Argos; the name was commonly used of the Greeks in the Trojan War
Dido
Queen of Carthage and daughter of the Tyrian king Belus, first named here and of course a major player throughout Aeneid
Dolopians
another Thessalian tribe, connected with Achilles' son Pyrrhus
Harpalyce
daughter of the Thracian king Harpalycus, who raised her as a warrior; after his death she lived in the wild and became a legendarily fast runner, swifter than horses and even the wind
Memnon
king of Ethiopia and an ally of Troy, son of Tithonus and the goddess of the dawn, Aurora or Eos
Myrmidons
a tribe in Thessaly, led by Achilles in the Trojan War
Oileus
king of the Locrians and one of the Argonauts
Othryades
son of Othryas
Palamedes
son of the Euboean king Nauplius, hated by Odysseus for revealing his attempts to escape service in Troy
Panthus
a priest of Apollo at Troy
Pelasgians
an ancient Aegean tribe
Penthesilea
queen of the Amazons, slain by Achilles, who at the moment of her death fell in love with her
Pygmalion
brother of Dido and co-heir of the throne at Tyre
Rhesus
king of Thrace and a Trojan all, slain in his camp on the first night at Troy by Diomedes and Ulysses
Rutulus
an ancient Latin tribe who, under the leadership of its prince Turnus, would prove fierce in its opposition of the Trojan incursion
Sychaeus
deceased husband of Dido
Teucri
descendants of Teucer (father-in-aw of Dardanus and ancestor of the Trojan kings)
Enrinys
a Fury;; the spirit of revenge and destructive violence
Fides
Good Faith, personified and worshiped as a goddess. Was from earliest times venerated as one of the prime Roman virtues
Gorgon
Medusa; a monster with snakes for hair, who could turn mortals to stone with her gace - her image appeared on Athena's shield
Juno
queen of the gods, sister and wife of jupiter, identified with the greek hera, she was goddess of childbirth and protectress of wmen and of course nemesis of the trojans
Jupiter
king of the gods
Latona
aka leto; mother by Jupiter of Diana and apollo
Maia
eldest of the seven Pleiades, mother of Mercury by jupiter
Mars
italian god of agriculture and war, counterpart of the greek ares
minverva
roman goddess of crafts, wisdom, and warfare, associated with Pallas Athena
Neptune
brother of jupiter, juno, and pluto, and god of the sea, horses and earthquakes
nereus
a seaa-god, father of the Nereids
Orcis
Dis; the god of the underworld
Oread
a mountain nympph
Palladium
statue of Pallas
Pallas
Pallas (Athena), Minerva...originally in Italy Minderca was goddess of the household arts, but through her identification with the Greek Athena, a goddess of warfare as well.
Parca
a roman goddess of birth; Parcae- the Fates
Penates
gods who protected the Roman food store and, by extension, the household, the family and the state
Phoebus Apollo
god of the sun, civilization, and the arts, brother of Diana
Quirinus
a god worshiped on Rome's Quirinal Hill, associated with Mars and identified with the deified Romulus
Remus
legendary twin brother of Romulus
Romulus
twin brother of Remus and legendary eponymous founder of Rome; the brothers were children of Numitor's daughter , Rhea Silva, and the god Mars.
Saturnia
Juno
Triton
an ocean divinity, son and attendant of Neptune
Tritonis
the goddess of Tritonis, Athena/Minerva
Vesta
goddess of the domestic hearth and protectress of families
Venus
goddess of love and generation identified with the Greek Aphrodite, mother of Aeneas
Vulcan
god of fire and forge
Aeolia
home of Aeolus, in the Aeolian, or Lipari, Islands
Alba Longa
a city south of Roe and east of Lavinium. According to tradition, Alba Longa was founded by Aeneas; son of Ascanius, whose descendatnts ruled for three centuries before establishing a new settlement at Rome
Byrsa
legendary name of the citadel of Carthage and Greek for "bull's Hide" - confused with the Phoenician word for "citadel" which was bosra
Carthage
a mountain on the Aegean island of Delos, Birthplace of Diana and apollo.
Dardania
Dardania,Troy
Doris
a region in northern Greece
Eurotas
the river on whose banks stood Sparta, where ther was a shrine to Diana Artemis
Hebrus
a river in Thrace
Hesperia
the land to the west.. Italy
Ilium
another name for the city of Troy
Illyria
a region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic, a sea known for its treacherous sailing conditions
Ithaca
a small island off the west coast of Greece, legendary home of Ulysses
Larissa
the chief city of Thessaly, Achillies' home land
Laconia
the district of the Greek Peloponnese where Sparta was located
Lavinium
a large town south of Rome Important during the early Republic. According to tradtion, Lavinium was founded by Aeneas near the site where he and his followers first landed in Letium and named after the latin princess Lavinia, whom he ultimately made his bride
Liburnia
a district in Illyria. The liburnians were known for their savagery
Libya
North Africa, Libya; Carthage
Lucifer
"the light - bringer" The morning star... the planet Venus
Lycia
a country in southern Asia Minor, an ally of Troy in the Trojan War
Lydia
a region in western Asia Minor
Mt. Ida
a mountain range southeast of Troy, site of the judgment of Paris and sacred to the goddess Cybele
Mt. Olympus
mythical home of the gods on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia