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, whose town was believed to have been founded by Cyzicus, the son of Aeneas and Aenete.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.
The Aeneads included:
- Acmon, son of Clytius (son of Aeolus),
- Creusa, wife of Aeneas and mother of Ascanius
- the Lares
- Misenus, Aeneas' trumpeter
- the Penates
- Achaemenides, one of Odysseus' crew the Aeneads picked up in Sicily (strictly speaking not an Aenead as he was not Trojan, but Greek).
- Gaius Valerius Flaccus, iii. 4.
- Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Aenides", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, p. 34
- Virgil. Aeneid, ix. 653.
- Ovid. Ex Pont. i. 35
- Ovid. Metamorphoses, xv. 682, 695.
- Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Aeneades", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, p. 30
- Acmon's only appearance is in Virgil's Aeneid. Others with that name are listed at Acmon (disambiguation).
- Vergilius, Publius, "Aeneads", Aeneid, VI
- Vergilius, Publius, "Aeneads", Aeneid, III
- Ovidius, Publius, "Aeneads", Metamorphoses, XIV
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Aenides". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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