Extract from Aeneid Book 10

December 1, 2009

This is my favourite part of Book 10 of the Aeneid. In it, Pallas, the son of Aeneas’ main ally, King Evander, engages in close combat with Turnus, a local king, and is killed. Pallas’ death is some of the most wrenching poetry I’ve ever read. Interea soror alma monet succedere LausoTurnum, qui volucri curru […]

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