What does the phrase “a fidus Achates” mean and Where does it come from?

A faithful Achates; a steadfast friend.

The saving comes from Virgil’s Aeneid where Achates is described as the friend who accompanied Aeneas on all his wanderings.

what does the phrase a fidus achates mean and where does it come from
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