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.

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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