The epic poem of Virgil, (in twelve books). So called from
Æneas and the suffix -is,
plur. -ides (belonging to).
“The story of Sinon,” says Macrobius, “and the taking of Troy is
borrowed from Pisander. The loves of Dido and Æneas are taken from
those of Medea and Jason, in Apollonius of Rhodes.
The story of the Wooden Horse and burning of Troy is from Arctinus
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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