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Aeneas carrying Anchises. Attic black-figure oinochoe, ca. 520–510 BC.

Aeneas carrying Anchises. Attic black-figure oinochoe, ca. 520–510 BC.

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The lead character in the Aeneid is a Trojan prince named Aeneas. Very often the name Aeneas is coupled with the epithet pius 'pious'. The accompanying illustration points to this characteristic of Aeneas. He is shown carrying his aged father, Anchises, on his back to make sure he gets safely out of the burning city of Troy.

Picture: Public Domain. Courtesy of Bibi Saint-Pol at Wikipedia.

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