AFRODISSIAS (Ancient city) VOION
For when Aeneas was voyaging to Sicily, he put in with his ships to Laconia, becoming the founder of the cities Aphrodisias and Etis; his father Anchises for some reason or other came to this place and died there, where Aeneas buried him. (Perseus Project - Paus. 8.12.8)
Son of Aphrodite and the Trojan Anchises. When Troy
fell, Aeneas managed to escape. He took his old father on his back, and his son
Askanios by his hand and had his wife Creusa walk behind him. His divine mother
helped them out of the city safely.
Somewhere along the way Creusa disappeared, but Aeneas made it safely to Italy. There, he became the ancestor of Romolus and Remus, the fathers of Rome.
Virgil's “Aenid” is about this hero and his adventurous journey.
This text is cited Sept 2003 from the In2Greece URL below.
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