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Mezentius

by Micha F. Lindemans
The king of the Etruscan Caere (Cerveteri) and father of Lausus. Because of his cruelty he was exiled from Caere and he fled to Turnus, whom he helped in his resistance against the Trojans when they were invading Latium. He was killed in battle by Aeneas.

Virgil VII, 648; VIII, 482; X 786, 907.


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