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→ Vergil → Aeneid → Book IX: In Aeneas's absence, Turnus attacks in vain the Trojan camp
→ Cycles
→ vv. 1-15: Iris encourages Turnus to attack the Trojan camp and leaves in a rainbow
→ vv. 47-68: Turnus has reached the Trojan camp and seeks a way to enter it
→ vv. 117-122 (also Ov. Met. XIV, 545-565): After Turnus set fire to the Trojan's ships, Cybele turns them into nymphs
→ vv. 159-167: Messapus commands to besiege the Trojan camp
→ vv. 230-302: Nisus and Euryalus come to Ascanius, volunteering to bypass the Rutuli and to inform Aeneas about the siege
→ vv. 314-366: Nisus and Euryalus sneak into the camp of the Rutuli and kill many of them in their sleep
→ vv. 465-472: Turnus puts the severed head of Nisus and Euryalus onto spears and shows them to the Trojans
→ vv. 475-502: The mother of Euryalus is mourning for her son
→ vv. 503-787: Turnus attacks the Trojan camp
→ 80.vv. 815-819: Weakened by the gods, Turnus throws himself into the Tiber and escapes
→ Precise narrative context unknown
→ Turnus summons Diomedes for aid against Aeneas
→ Historiated initial