King Aeneas de Troy
According to the Royal Genealogies, and other sources--
Anchises I and Aphrodite (Venus in Roman sources) had son Aeneas.
AENEAS, King of Latium in 1177 B.C., "the Father of the Roman Nation," married Creusa.
the Trojan War, Aeneas, who some time before had been driven from Mount
Ida by Achilles, was wounded by Diomedes 2 and, having fainted, would
have died if his mother had not come to his rescue.
was the brother-in-law of Paris and Helen of Troy, and it is said that
when Troy was taken, "Aeneas with a band of his fellow citizens,
defended bravely their part of the City, till the Greeks gave them
leave to depart in safety with as much of their goods as each could
carry. Accordingly, all of them carried off gold and silver and other
precious things portable; except Aeneas, who only carried off his own
father, Anchises, upon his shoulders. Upon which, the wondering Greeks
generously allowed him to carry off likewise what goods he pleased. But
Aeneas only chose his household goods, which made the Greeks'
admiration still more, and they gave him leave to go with his Trojans
to what place he pleased."
"After the destruction of Troy,
Aeneas came into Italy and after many valiant exploits, he was given
Lavinia, daughter of Latinus, King of Latium, as his second wife. He
built a city calling it Lavinium, in honor of his Queen, and caused his
subjects to be called Latines in honor of his father-in-law, whom he
succeeded as King of Latium."
The journey of Aeneas from
Troy, which led to the founding of the city Rome, is recounted in
Virgil's Aeneid. He is considered an important figure in Greek and
Roman legend and history. Aeneas is a character in Homer's Iliad and
Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida.
The Julian family of
Rome, most notably Gaius Julius Caesar and Augustus, traced their
lineage to Ascanius and Aeneas. The legendary kings of Britain also
trace their family through a grandson of Aeneas, Brutus.