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Barron's Booknotes-The Aeneid by Virgil-Free Book Summary
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CLOANTHUS - One of the Trojans and captain of a boat in Book V.

COCYTUS - A river in the underworld.

CREUSA - Aeneas' wife who dies at Troy.

CUMAE - City on west coast of Italy where Aeneas meets the Sibyl.

CUPID - God of love and son of Venus.

CYCLOPES - One-eyed monsters in Sicily who liked to eat men.

DAEDALUS - Greek inventor and father of Icarus. Builder of the labyrinth and temple of Apollo at Cumae.

DARDANUS - A Trojan ancestor who came from Italy.

DARES - Trojan boxer defeated by old Sicilian boxer Entellus in Book V.

DEIPHOBUS - Son of Priam who married Helen after Paris died and who was brutally murdered by her husband, Menelaus. Aeneas meets his shade in the underworld.


DELOS - Island in the Aegean Sea, sacred to Apollo. Aeneas visits Delos in Book III.

DIANA - Twin sister of Apollo; goddess of hunting, moon, and patron of maidens. See Camilla.

DIDO - Queen of Carthage, who fell passionately in love with Aeneas and committed suicide when he left.

DIOMEDES - One of the Greek heroes at Troy. Later a king in Italy whom Turnus asks for help.

DIS - King of the underworld.

DRANCES - Latin senator who tries to make peace between Trojans and Latins and who hates Turnus.

DREPANUM - Modern Trapani. Place in Sicily where Trojans land and have funeral games to honor Anchises.

ELISSA - Another name for Dido.

ELYSIAN FIELDS - The place in the underworld where good souls stay.

ENTELLUS - Old Sicilian boxer who defeats Dares.


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