mythical character King of the Rutuli

In Virgil's Aeneid, Turnus was the King of the Rutuli, and the chief antagonist of the hero Aeneas.

Aeneas defeats Turnus, Luca Giordano, 1634–1705

Quotes about TurnusEdit

  • How anyone can feel a strong sympathy for Turnus in his weakness at the end of Book 12 escapes me. The man is a thug.
    • Malcolm M. Willcock, "Battle Scenes in the Aeneid" (1983), as quoted in Richard Tarrant, ed., Virgil Aeneid Book XII (Cambridge University Press, 2012), p. 222

External linksEdit

  •   Encyclopedic article on Turnus at Wikipedia
  •   Media related to Turnus at Wikimedia Commons