Anchises


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An·chi·ses

 (ăn-kī′sēz′)
n. Greek & Roman Mythology
The father of Aeneas, who was rescued by his son during the sack of Troy.

Anchises

(ˌænˈkaɪsiːz)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth a Trojan prince and father of Aeneas. In the Aeneid, he is rescued by his son at the fall of Troy and dies in Sicily
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The Dardanians were led by brave Aeneas, whom Venus bore to Anchises, when she, goddess though she was, had lain with him upon the mountain slopes of Ida.
It had hardly been a dignified escape, in spite of the classic model of Anchises, but Father Brown's face only wore a broad grin.
There she finds the sorceress Melissa, who plays Anchises to Bradamante's Aeneas and foretells the glorious Este lineage which will spring from Bradamante's union with Ruggiero.
Relating Aeneas to the theme that "all men must 'found Rome,'" Warren cites the Anchises image in place of what the Bible would call Original Sin, imposing the burdens of the fathers upon new generations:
8) Aeneas was, after all, the son of Venus and the Trojan Anchises, and Romulus and Remus were the sons of Mars and the priestess Ilia.
This reference is to the prophecy of Anchises to Aeneas in the underworld: "Others, I doubt not, shall beat out the breathing bronze with softer lines; shall from marble draw forth the features of life; shall plead their causes better; with the rod shall trace the paths of heaven and tell the rising of the stars: remember thou, O Roman, to rule the nations with thy sway--these shall be thine arts--to crown Peace with Law, to spare the humbled; and to tame in war the proud
Not only did Aeneas' trip to Hades take him through his own past, but Anchises showed him the future of Rome.
Trojans, long linked with notorious lovers such as Anchises, Paris, and Ganymede, became subject to proto-Orientalist caricature as indolent and lecherous, a shift that came in the xenophobic wake of Xerxes' fifth-century BCE invasions of Greek territories (Bryce 2006, 154-57).
The prophetic genealogies of Spenser's Merlin and of Anchises are rhetorical statements, couched in the past, that indict the present.
It is in this chapter that the congress between the gods and mortals--Aphrodite and Anchises, Eros and Psyche, the Holy Spirit and Mary--is given Coetzee's own distinctively comic touch: "DWF, 5'8", sixties, runs to death and death meets her as fast, seeks G, immortal, earthly form immaterial, for ends to which no words suffice" (Coetzee 2003: 191).
and as related by Anchises, monstra are part and parcel of the story of creatio mundi: "In the beginning, the heaven and the earth, and the watery fields, the shining globe of the moon and Titan's star, a spirit within nourishes, and mind infusing its limbs, drives the whole mass and mixes it with its massive body.
Like Anchises prophesying to Aeneas or the angel Raphael to Adam, she granted the poet a preview of the future, America's future of "virtue, wisdom, arts and glorious power.