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Latiʹnus

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King of the Laurentians, a people of Latium. According to Virgil, Latīnus opposed Ænēas on his first landing, but subsequently formed an alliance with him, and gave him Lavinʹia in marriage. Turnus, King of the Ruʹtuli, declared that Lavinia had been betrothed to him, and prepared to support his claim by arms. It was agreed to decide the rival claims by single combat, and Æneʹas being victor, obtained Lavinia for his wife.

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Latiʹnus (in Jerusalem Delivered), an Italian, went with his five sons to the Holy War. His eldest son was slain by Solyman; Aramantēs, going to his brother’s aid, was also slain; then Sabiʹnus; and lastly, Picus and Laurentēs, twins. The father now rushed on the soldan, and was slain also. In one hour the father and his five sons were all slain.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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