Class. Myth. a Trojan, son of Anchises and Venus, and hero of Virgil's Aeneid: escaping from ruined Troy, Aeneas wanders for years before coming to Latium: he is the traditional forefather of the ancient Romans
Origin of AeneasClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Aineias
nounGreek & Roman Mythology
The Trojan hero of Virgil's epic poem, the Aeneid, and son of Anchises and Aphrodite. He escaped the sack of Troy and wandered for seven years before settling in Italy.