The Aeneid - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Aeneas and the fleet land on Italy's shores in King Latinus' kingdom. His only child, a daughter, is ready for marriage, and the Queen desires Turnus to be her son-in-law. Latinus, however, sees another portent that tells him to marry his daughter to a stranger, not someone from his land. When the king hears of the Trojan's arrival, he invites them to meet with him. Aeneas sends representatives to the king. They tell him that they are there to stay, and ask for some land to live on. They offer gifts to the king, which he accepts. The king also realizes that these are the strangers referred to in the portent and that one will marry his daughter.

Juno claims she must be losing her powers because the Trojans have come so far and risen so high. She is angry and determined to destroy them all. She...

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