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Now, to provoke the Latin enemy, the brothers Pandarus and Bitias, guardians of the Trojan gate,  fling it open. Latin warriors force themselves through it but are beaten back, while Trojans leave the  camp and fight outside. Turnus slays Bitias, and the Latins, aroused by Mars, increase their assault  as Pandarus manages to close the gate, shutting out many Trojans. Turnus, however, slips into the  camp before the gate is shut, and a struggle ensues between him and Pandarus. The Rutulian  prince, aided by Juno, is the victor. He proceeds to cause havoc among the Trojans, but they  gradually get the upper hand. Undaunted by the vast number of Trojans fighting against him, at the  very moment of greatest danger, Turnus escapes death by leaping fully armed into the Tiber River  and swimming back to join his fellow warriors. In Book IX, with Aeneas away in Pallanteum, the Trojans and the Latins engage in indecisive 
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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