38 Latin Stories Chapter 9 - Now Nisus and Euryalus came...

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38 Latin Stories Aeneaus was leading the Trojans against the Rutulians. While it was night and the troops were sleeping, the Trojan leaders were having a planning session in the camp. Nisus and Euryalus, Trojan young men, dared to come to this meeting. “Oh great men,“ said Nisus, “If I am sent with Euryalos to the Rutulian military camp, not only will we kill many people, but we will also snatch much loot from the camp; for sleep has the camp. “ “I praise the courage and virtue of these youths! “ cried out Iulus, son of the famous Aeneas. “Farewell! “8
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Unformatted text preview: Now Nisus and Euryalus came into the Rutulian camp. They killed one, and then many others. Euryalus snatched the fancy clothes of one, the helmet of another. With this loot they fled. But Volcens, the Rutulian leader, saw the Trojans and called the other Rutulians. The brightness of the helmet lead them to Euryalus. Nisus saw him in danger and dared to save his friend. He killed Volcens, but he killed Euryalus before that. Then the others overcame Nisus; He fell dead on top of Euryalus’ body. Virgil wrote this whole story and gave eternal fame to the Trojans....
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38 Latin Stories Chapter 9 - Now Nisus and Euryalus came...

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