The Aeneid - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Jupiter addresses the gods and tells them to quit quarreling because it goes against his direct wishes. Venus speaks up and begs that Ascanius be saved from the war. He should not have to undergo all the trials only to die senselessly. Juno argues that war is not her fault, but she blames the other gods for leading the Trojans astray. Jupiter decides that the outcome is in the hands of fate.

The Rutulians continue their siege at the Trojan walls. Meanwhile, Aeneas makes progress and strikes a deal with the Etruscans for their help. As Aeneas sails that night with the Etruscan fleet, the Trojan ships that were transformed into sea nymphs recognize Aeneas and stop to talk to him. They quickly guide him to shore, and when his troops see the fleet, their spirits lift. He immediately starts killing all Rutulians in his way.

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