An Italic king who waged unsuccessful war against Aeneas, who killed him.
Turnus Sentence Examples
By the eponymous nymph Aricia, Virbius had a son of the same name, who fought on the side of the Rutulian Turnus against Aeneas.
Latin legend represented her as landing on the coast of Latium and marrying Pilumnus or Picumnus, from whom Turnus, king of the Rutulians, was descended.
In Virgil he receives Aeneas hospitably, and assists him against Turnus.
In Virgil, Juturna appears as the sister of Turnus (probably owing to the partial similarity of the names), on whom Jupiter, to console her for the loss of her chastity, bestowed immortality and the control of all the lakes and rivers of Latium.
It was the capital of Turnus, the opponent of Aeneas.