History — Aeneas

Aeneas, the traitor of Troy?

Aeneas, the traitor of Troy?

Aeneas Authored By Viktor Susnyak
Ancient historian Menecrates accused Aeneas, the mythical forefather of the Romans, of betraying the city of Troy.
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Who lived in Rome before the Romans?

Who lived in Rome before the Romans?

Aeneas Etruscans Evander Hercules Latins Authored By Viktor Susnyak

This question is, of course, completely stupid and illogical. The Romans founded Rome, so no one could have lived there before them. Yet there are some mythical ancient histories that mention other tribes occupying the location that later became Rome.  We will have a look at the list coming from the Roman antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Note: do not be surprised by a suspiciously large number of Greek tribes in the following list. Dionysius, being a Greek himself, seized every opportunity to prove that the Romans were in fact Greeks.   Sicels  Dionysius mentions them as the earliest known...

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Aeneas v Turnus - The final showdown - The Roman prequel series – Part 11

Aeneas v Turnus - The final showdown - The Roman prequel series – Part 11

Aeneas Aeneid Turnus Virgil Authored By Viktor Susnyak
The epic finale of Virgil's Aeneid comes down to a duel between the two leaders - Aeneas and Turnus. This duel provided the conclusion to the bloody war. 
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Camilla, the warrior princess - The Roman prequel series - Part 10

Camilla, the warrior princess - The Roman prequel series - Part 10

Aeneas Aeneid Camilla Turnus Virgil Authored By Viktor Susnyak
In the Aeneid, one could hardly find a stronger female character than Camilla. Her only misfortune was, that she fought on the losing side.
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The wrath of Aeneas - The Roman prequel series - Part 9

The wrath of Aeneas - The Roman prequel series - Part 9

Aeneas Aeneid Etruscans Mezentius Troy Virgil Authored By Viktor Susnyak
This episode of Virgil's Aeneid finds the Trojans in a war with the Latins. With their forces divided, Aeneas and his men couldn't be sure of victory and it seemed, that Turnus, their enemy, would get the upper hand. However, one shouldn't mess with angry Aeneas.
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