The Aeneas Legend

Homer's Iliad

Ilium, Troia, Priamus, Hecuba, Hector, Agamemnon, Achilles, Menelaus, Helen of Sparta 

Ilioupersis -The destruction of Troy by the Greeks

Nostoi              Homer's Odyssey

Vergil's Aeneid    Watch this video for a summary of Vergil's Epic

Venus and Anchises

Aeneas - Creusa

Iulus/Ascanius

Aeneas, profugus fato  

Parcae/Fates

Penates, Anchises, 

Carthage & Queen Dido 

Katabasis

Latium

Latins and King Latinus

Turnus, King of the Rutulians

Lavinia, Aeneas's new wife in Latium

Lavinium, new city in Latium, founded by Aeneas

Venus, the mother of Trojan Aeneas

Venus, the mother of Trojan Aeneas

The Climax of the   Ilioupersis   (destruction of Tory/Ilium). Here King Priam is slaughtered on the altar by the son of Achilles, Pyrrhus and the Trojan women take refuge in the sanctuary of Minerva/Athena (left). 

The Climax of the Ilioupersis (destruction of Tory/Ilium). Here King Priam is slaughtered on the altar by the son of Achilles, Pyrrhus and the Trojan women take refuge in the sanctuary of Minerva/Athena (left). 

Coin of Caesar with Venus, Aeneas and Anchises

Coin of Caesar with Venus, Aeneas and Anchises

Black Figure Amphora with Aeneas, Anchises, Ascanius and Venus

Black Figure Amphora with Aeneas, Anchises, Ascanius and Venus

Aeneas, Anchises, Iulus/Ascanius and the Penates (gods of the family) 

Aeneas, Anchises, Iulus/Ascanius and the Penates (gods of the family) 

Aeneas escapes the destruction of Troy

Aeneas escapes the destruction of Troy

Aeneas and Dido in Carthage, Africa.

Aeneas and Dido in Carthage, Africa.

Map of Aeneas Journey from Troy to Latin (Italy)

Map of Aeneas Journey from Troy to Latin (Italy)

Aeneas Sacrifices in Latium 

Aeneas Sacrifices in Latium 

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