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Aeneas defeats Turnus, Luca Giordano, 1634–1705

In Virgil's Aeneid, Turnus was the King of the Rutuli, and the chief antagonist of the hero Aeneas.

Quotes about Turnus[edit]

  • How anyone can feel a strong sympathy for Turnus in his weakness at the end of Book 12 escapes me. The man is a thug.
    • Malcolm M. Willcock, "Battle Scenes in the Aeneid" (1983), as quoted in Richard Tarrant, ed., Virgil Aeneid Book XII (Cambridge University Press, 2012), p. 222

External links[edit]

  • Encyclopedic article on Turnus on Wikipedia
  • Media related to Turnus on Wikimedia Commons