an epic in Latin by Virgil; tells the adventures of Aeneas after the Trojan War; provides an illustrious historical background for the Roman Empire
- the truly amazing epic poem of Virgil, of which the hero is Aeneas.
(letter.) The fantastic epic poem of Virgil, that the hero is Aeneas.
In the Aeneid he is the idealizing poet of national glory, as manifested in the person of Augustus.