With the combined Trojan and Etruscan forces at Laurentum

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Unformatted text preview: With the combined Trojan and Etruscan forces at Laurentum's gates, Turnus becomes fully aware that the Latins are in grave danger, so he renews the offer he made earlier in the citadel before Latinus and Drancs: He will fight Aeneas alone, and the winner will have Lavinia for his wife. Both Latinus and Amata try to dissuade Turnus from this resolution, which they recognize as foolhardy, but Turnus stubbornly sticks to his decision and sends his herald to inform Aeneas that both sides are to join in a truce, and that he and Aeneas will fight the next day at dawn. That night, Turnus inspects his horses and his armor, whetting his appetite for battle, while Aeneas, equally aroused, rejoices in the armor that Vulcan made for him at his mother's request. At dawn, the two armies meet on a plain near the city. Juno, however, fearful for Turnus, summons At dawn, the two armies meet on a plain near the city....
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