A steersman of Aeneas,1 and, according to Virgil, at first a companion of Hector, and afterwards trumpeter of Aeneas; he died at Cumae, where Cape Misenum derived its name from him. His being called Aeolides arose from the legendary connection between the Aeolian and Campanian Cumae.



  1. Aurelius Victor. The origins of Roman Race, 9.


  • Ovid. Metamorphoses xiv, 101-153.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Virgil. Aeneid vi, 162 ff., 235.