Create an account
Trojan warrior and close companion of Aeneas, oftern described in the poem with the epithet fidus
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
son of Aeneas and his wife Creusa, also called Ilus and Iulus; legendary founder of the Latin town of Alba Longa.
only child of Andromache and Hector, later brutally thrown from Troy's walls when the city had fallen
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
a Trojan prince who married Helen after Paris' death and whose shade Aeneas encounters in the Underworld in Book VI.
oldest son of Priam and Hecuba, and Troy's most renowned hero in the Trojan War. The foremost Trojan prince.
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.
son of Jupiter and Laodamia, a Lycian king and ally of the Trojans, slain by Patroclus in the Trojan War
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
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.
son/descendant of Atreus (i.e. Menelaus, king of Sparta, and Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and commander of the Greek forces at Troy).
son of Achilles; the name means 'fire' or 'fire-red' (His other name is Neoptolemus, which means 'New Ptolemy' or 'New War')
a Greek warrior, known, like those subsequently named here, from Homer and other accounts of the Trojan War
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)
Roman name for the Greek hero Odysseus, who was noted as much for his guile as for his valoe
goddess of grain and fruit, identified with the Greek Demeter, mother of Persephone/Proserpina
a city in the Argolid in southern Greece, home of King Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces in the Trojan War
the Roman counterpart of Artemis, sister of Apollo and virgin goddess of woodlands,archery, and hunting
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
modern Bozcaada, an island a few miles off the coast of Troy, associated in Homer's Iliad with Apollo
a river flowing from the Alps, much of the way underground, into the Gulf of Trieste at the north of the Adriatic Sea
Sicilian. From an old Greek name for the island meaning "three-cornered," so called for its triangular shape
a member of the mythic northern tribe of female warriors, allies of the Trojans who came to their aid after the death of Hector
legendary Egyptian king, son of Poseidon, and ancestor of several Greek royal families, including that of Palamedes
descendants of Danaus, legendary king of Argos; the name was commonly used of the Greeks in the Trojan War
Queen of Carthage and daughter of the Tyrian king Belus, first named here and of course a major player throughout Aeneid
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
king of Ethiopia and an ally of Troy, son of Tithonus and the goddess of the dawn, Aurora or Eos
son of the Euboean king Nauplius, hated by Odysseus for revealing his attempts to escape service in Troy
queen of the Amazons, slain by Achilles, who at the moment of her death fell in love with her
king of Thrace and a Trojan all, slain in his camp on the first night at Troy by Diomedes and Ulysses
an ancient Latin tribe who, under the leadership of its prince Turnus, would prove fierce in its opposition of the Trojan incursion
Good Faith, personified and worshiped as a goddess. Was from earliest times venerated as one of the prime Roman virtues
Medusa; a monster with snakes for hair, who could turn mortals to stone with her gace - her image appeared on Athena's shield
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
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.
gods who protected the Roman food store and, by extension, the household, the family and the state
a god worshiped on Rome's Quirinal Hill, associated with Mars and identified with the deified 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.
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
legendary name of the citadel of Carthage and Greek for "bull's Hide" - confused with the Phoenician word for "citadel" which was bosra
a region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic, a sea known for its treacherous sailing conditions
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
a mountain range southeast of Troy, site of the judgment of Paris and sacred to the goddess Cybele
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together