27. Study Questions Copy

More powerful than a stone from a slingshot or a bolt of lightning. It is likened to a black hurricane.

It pierces his shield and embeds itself in his thigh.

He requests that his body be returned to his people and that the enmity between the races ends with his surrender.

He see Pallas’ belt on Turnus’ shoulder, and it reignites his rage.

Ostensibly, Aeneas is the victor, and he has taken revenge for the death of Pallas. But Turnus is a noble foe and is the leader of a race whom we know will become part of the Romans. So, perhaps they would have felt ambiguous about the execution of Turnus. Perhaps we expect Aeneas to be merciful, or there to be some sort of reconciliation.


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