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The Aeneid Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9 Summary

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Chapter 9 Summary

Turnus is alerted that Aeneas is on his way and gathering forces with the Etruscans. Turnus bursts forth, and the Teucrians follow Aeneas's orders and await the enemy in the towers. In an attempt to get the Trojans to come out, Turnus's troops try to fire the towers. Vulcan sways the winds, so the fires do not harm the Trojans. Instead, Turnus attempts to burn the Trojan fleet, but the gods intervene, and the ships turn into sea animals and swim off into the depths, unharmed.

Nisis and Euryalus insist on getting word to Aeneas about the events. They get permission from Ascanius to go. They happen upon the drunk and sleeping Rutulians. Initially, their ambush is successful, but they get greedy and end up losing their lives. Their fellow Trojans see their dismembered heads left out on purpose by the Rutulians. This action devastates them. In...

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