Ascanius


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Ascanius

(æˈskeɪnɪəs)
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Roman myth the son of Aeneas and Creusa; founder of Alba Longa, mother city of Rome. Also called: Iulus
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Phorcys, again, and noble Ascanius led the Phrygians from the far country of Ascania, and both were eager for the fray.
Act 2 scene 1 of the play opens with Aeneas, Achates and Ascanius approaching the walls of Carthage after their tramp through the Libyan desert.
According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, after Troy was sacked Aeneas fled to Italy with his son, Ascanius, founded the kingdom of Italy, and remarried Lavinia, the daughter of Latinus (54).
At this point in the narrative, Ganymede's comprehensive authority over the fictional "world" of Dido, Queen of Carthage anticipates the predicted destiny of Aeneas's son Ascanius, of whom Jupiter promises that "no bounds but heaven shall bound his empery" (1.
5) "lulus," added as "cognomen" or nickname to Aeneas's son Ascanius, is expressly a reminder of "Ilium" (I.
After being welcomed in Carthage by Dido, Aeneas sends Achates for his son Ascanius and the gifts (1.
15) Ascanius too is addressed by Apollo with the honorific, Aeneide, (16) soon after he takes command in his father's absence.
A treat, too, was Quebecoise mezzo Julie Boulianne as a firm-toned, high-spirited, hormonal Ascanius.
Look back to the Tabula Capitolina, and we find a striking iconographic motif at its compositional centre: Aeneas--the mythical founding father of Rome--is shown with his own father Anchises and son Ascanius (this particular schema was very famous in Rome, serving as a sort of 'logo' for Augustus' principate).
This Remulus is probably called Tiburs to distinguish him from Remulus Numanus, the character of the Aeneid killed by Ascanius with the approval of Juppiter (9.