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1. Greek & Roman Mythology The faithful companion of Aeneas in Virgil's Aeneid.
2. A loyal friend.
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth Aeneas' faithful companion in Virgil's Aeneid
2. a loyal friend
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(əˈkeɪ tiz)

1. (in the Aeneid) the faithful companion of Aeneas.
2. a faithful friend or companion.
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The fact was, that Tom's heart had already smitten him for not asking his fidus Achates to the feast, although only an extempore affair; and though prudence and the desire to get Martin and Arthur together alone at first had overcome his scruples, he was now heartily glad to open the door, broach another bottle of beer, and hand over the old ham-knuckle to the searching of his old friend's pocket-knife.
On resuming, however, he was not only calm, but cold; and this flying for safety to the other extreme is the single instance of self-distrust which the present Achates can record to the credit of his impious AEneas.
Cox made studies after artists like Poussin and Hobbema, and in the 1820s Produced what now seem his least characteristic works - large-scale "subject" pictures in watercolour like George IV embarking for Scotland at Greenwich and Carthage: Aeneas and Achates - surely directly inspired by Turner's ambitious attempts to match the old masters.
purpurata is a food source for the shrimps Artemesia longinaris, Pleoticus muelleri, the anemone Antholoba achates and the gastropod Buccinanops monilifer.
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(206) Wikramanayake notes, "The authorship of the pamphlet has been attributed to Thomas Pinckney." See Ibid., 102n18; cited from page 12 of Reflections Occasioned by the Late Disturbances in Charleston, by Achates in Wikramanayake, A World in Shadow, 102.
(4)Acestes (9.128), Achates (10.344), Achilles (11.438; Ecl.
Achates - Marbodus, interpreting Virgil's "Fidus Achates" literally, ascribes, as already mentioned, the escape of Aeneas from his many perils to his having always carried an agate with him.
Since the people of Carthage evidently honor the Trojans, Aeneas is able to comfort his friend Achates, saying, "Forget your fears;/ this fame will bring you some deliverance" (1.656-57).(28) In Marlowe's version, however, the hero forgets the need to calm the fears of his men and, overwhelmed by his own feelings, begins to hallucinate, exclaiming, "Achates, see King Priam wags his hand,/ He is alive, Troy is not overcome" (2.1.29-30).
rhenana exhibited root compensatory growth when consumed by Agapeta and Cyphocleonas achates (which is another root herbivore used as a biocontrol) and that the compensatory response was affected by soil nitrogen content and competition from Festuca pratensis.