The Aeneid - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Turnus agrees to single combat against Aeneas. Amata tries to talk him out of it, but he insists on moving forward. Juno, desperate to save Turnus, calls upon his sister Juturna to intervene. Aeneas, Turnus, and Latinus come out together before the combat is to begin. Aeneas vows that if he loses and dies, his son and their people will withdraw from the land and claim nothing. If he is victorious, he will not lay claim to the land in any way. He wants only to live on it in peace and marry Lavinia. It is also his wish that Latinus continue to rule the land. The Rutulians however, are not satisfied with this treaty. Juturna, hearing these protests, disguises herself as a Camers, a known warrior, and goes amongst the ranks. She stirs up their emotions by saying that it is shameful that they do not...

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