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Tur·nus

 (tŭr′nəs)
n. Roman Mythology
An Italic king who waged unsuccessful war against Aeneas, who killed him.
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Among the topics are Virgil and Renaissance rhetorical theory, Virgilian imagery and the Maiolica of the Mantuan court, Virgilian quotations on medals and token issued in the Low Countries during the second half of the 16th century, re-evaluating Turnus: multiple voices in Vegio's Supplement, Aeneas interpres: Landino's earliest allegory of the Aeneid and Ficino's first ten dialogues, and Virgil and the idea of a renaissance.
(13) Wells (2004) pointed out that this passage in Macbeth imitates the "heroic virtus" of Turnus slicing Pandarus in half in Virgil's Aeneid, one of the bloodiest passages in the poem (118-19).
Believing that Turnus has been killed in the duel with Aeneas and fearing that her daughter Lavinia will have to marry Aeneas, and that she herself is the cause of all the evils of the war, Amata hangs herself with her robes.
According to Jewish tradition, the ninth of Av was a day when five tragedies befell the Jewish people: not just the destruction of the First Temple by the Babylonians, but also the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans, the return of the dispirited spies sent by Moses to scout out the Promised Land, the failure of the Bar Kochba revolt, and the plowing of Jerusalem to dust by the Roman general Turnus Rufus.
Yes, Achilles is of far more interest and worth as a literary character than Aeneas, but Virgil deliberately created Aeneas as imperfect, and for very specific effect: two high points of the epic, Aeneas's dalliance with Dido near the beginning and his slaying of Turnus at the very end of the Aeneid are quite deliberately portrayed by Virgil as major failures on Aeneas's part, although these have little to do with why one prefers Achilles to Aeneas.