So greata task it was to found the Roman race. Aeneas wounds him, and kills him in a rage when he sees that he is wearing the belt he stripped from Pallas. Latinus does not wish to engage in battle, but all the court—even his own wife—clamor for war. One example is when Aeneas is reminded of his fate through Jupiter and Mercury while he is falling in love with Dido. He is miraculously cured by Venus, forces Turnus to a duel,and concludes the poem with his death. In her fear for Carthage and her hatred of the Trojans she has for longyears kept the Trojans away from their promised home in Latium. The Volscians or Rutulians charge the fort and major fighting breaks out.
Turnus and Aeneas dominate the battle on opposite wings, but when Aeneas makes a daring attack at the city of Latium causing the queen of Latium to hang herself in despair , he forces Turnus into single combat once more. They live together as lovers for a period, until the gods remind Aeneas of his duty to found a new city. Evander tells of Agylla in Etruria and suggests Aeneas ally with them as well. Turnus's lance, on the other hand, tears through Pallas's corselet and lodges deep in his chest, killing him. Deiphobus note how this account differs fromthat of either Helen or Menelaus in the Odyssey: why? Story of Hercules and Cacus.
At the end of each book of the Aeneid, there is a death. He came to Italy by destiny. When the loss of the helmsman is discovered; Aeneas takes overthe control of the ship and in deep sorrow speaks his farewell to Palinurus. There are two gates of Sleep, one said to be of horn, whereby the true shades pass with ease, the other all white ivory agleam without a flaw, and yet false dreams are sent through this one by the ghost to the upper world. While Turnus gathers his forces, Aeneas readies the Trojan troops and solicits support from nearby cities in Latium. Throughout the Aeneid, Virgil refers repeatedly to Aeneas's destiny to found a remarkable empire filled with the children of the gods. Amata and Turnus cultivate enmity toward the newly arrived Trojans.
Turnus calls the Latin men to arms against the foreigners, and a terrible, drawn-out battle ensues. The Trojans make a quick escape with the Greek straggler, just as the other Cyclopes come down to the shore. Helenus takes him to the temple and begins his prophecy. But Turnus intervenes and kills Pallas, taking his belt as a trophy. Climbing to his roof, Aeneas sees fighting everywhere and Troy in flames. He witnessed the murder of by Achilles' son.
By a mistake of the oracle's answer, he settles in Crete; his householdgods give him the true sense of the oracle, in a dream. Turnus concedes defeat and asks that his body be given a proper burial, even that his life be spared. Camilla, Queen of the Volscians, comes to help Turnus in his fight, but a Trojan ally named Arruns kills her. Anchises explains that they are waitingfor rebirth, and gives an account of the soul's relationship withthe body, and what happens to it after death. Aeneas leaves his men to rest and climbs atop a hill looking for other ships, but all he sees are some stags. They pass by crowds of the dead by the banks of the river and are ferried across by before passing by , the three-headed guardian of the underworld.
When Sychaeus revealed Pygmalion's treachery to Dido in a dream, she fled the land with her companions and Pygmalion's ill-gotten wealth, and started a new city, Carthage. Dryden's summary: Jupiter, calling a council ofthe gods, forbids them to engage in either party. He sees the omen of the white sow and rowing peacefully up the Tiber reachesPallanteum, Evander's little settlement on the future site of Rome. Aeneas is wounded in the thigh, but eventually the Trojans threaten the enemy city. Massive storm clouds greet the Trojan fleet as it embarks from Carthage, hindering the approach to Italy. Turnus, bitterlychafing at his enforced absece from the batlle, is carried away to hishome at Ardea.
His Cyclops get right to work on this at their forges on the island of Vulcano. They adopted most of the functions and characteristics, though usuallyhaving also some Roman flavor to their divinity. Venus asks Jove when there will be an end to Aeneas's suffering. Iulus himself, unaware that it is a pet, shootsit. Camilla's story: Her father Metabus lived in exile after escaping from the Volscians. Venus appeals to her husband Vulcan to make armor for Aeneas.
Juno angrily responds that she did not force Aeneas to go to Italy. Diomedes had said that he would not fight against the Trojans againon any account, particularly not against so great a warrior as Aeneas. She tells him not to be sorrowful because a new home and wife await him in Hesperia. Iris, disguised as the old Trojan woman Beroe, is sent by Juno to stir up trouble--she incites the women to set many of the ships on fire. The Trojan captains applaud the bravery of the two men. He further tells about the death of Priam, how he Aeneas lost his wife Creusa while fleeing the defeated city of Troy, and then about his and his followers' misadventures around the Mediterranean Sea, including encounters with the Harpies and the Cyclops, and the death of his father Anchises.
This sign vexes the Latins, but Turnus remains confident and determined to complete his annihilation of the Trojans, portents from the gods notwithstanding. Aeneas and the other Trojan refugees set out to sea, where they had a great many adventures before arriving in Carthage: believing that their destined land was in Crete, they founded a city there, only to be struck down by a plague that forced them to leave; they fought against the Harpies and were cursed by their leader, Celeano; they fled the island of the Cyclops to avoid being slaughtered by the one-eyed beasts; Anchises died on the island of Drepanum. The next day, the Latins attack the Trojan fortress and Ascanius makes his first kill. First, Allecto infects Queen Amata, Latinus's wife, causing her to oppose the marriage of Lavinia and Aeneas. While the Trojans hold athletic contests in the old man's honor, Juno convinces the Trojan women to set fire to the ships. With a single blow he kills it in a sacrifice to Eryx, and announces hisfinal retirement from boxing. After the feast, holy rites are performed in honor of Hercules, the patron of the Arcadians, who killed the monster Cacus near where Arcadia now stands.
Juno manipulates the situation so that the pair spends the night in a cave, where they become lovers. Aeneas does as he's told, and Dido kills herself. For example, Juno comes down and acts as a phantom Aeneas to drive Turnus away from the real Aeneas and all of his rage from the death of Pallas. As Turnus begs for mercy, Aeneas considers sparing him — until he sees that Turnus is wearing a belt he stole from Pallas. Almost all of Aeneas's major roles are presented by the end of Book I.