Aeneads

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This is for the mythical allies of Aeneas. For the story written about them by Virgil, see Aeneid

In Roman mythology, the Aeneads (Αἰνειάδαι in Greek) were the friends, family and companions of Aeneas, with whom they fled from Troy after the Trojan War. Aenides was another patronymic from Aeneas, which is applied by Gaius Valerius Flaccus to the inhabitants of Cyzicus,[1] whose town was believed to have been founded by Cyzicus, the son of Aeneas and Aenete.[2]Similarly, Aeneades (Ancient Greek: Αἰνειάδης) was a patronymic from Aeneas, and applied as a surname to those who were believed to have been descended from him, such as Ascanius, Augustus, and the Romans in general.[3][4][5][6]

The Aeneads included:

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  1. ^ Gaius Valerius Flaccus, iii. 4.
  2. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Aenides", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, p. 34 
  3. ^ Virgil. Aeneid, ix. 653.
  4. ^ Ovid. Ex Pont. i. 35
  5. ^ Ovid. Metamorphoses, xv. 682, 695.
  6. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Aeneades", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, p. 30 
  7. ^ Acmon's only appearance is in Virgil's Aeneid. Others with that name are listed at Acmon (disambiguation).
  8. ^ Vergilius, Publius, "Aeneads", Aeneid, VI 
  9. ^ Vergilius, Publius, "Aeneads", Aeneid, III 
  10. ^ Ovidius, Publius, "Aeneads", Metamorphoses, XIV 

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