Mythology & Beliefs: Lavinia
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Lavinia was the wife of Aeneas after defeat of Turnus.
Lavinia in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
a daughter of Latinus and Amata, and the wife of Aeneas, by
whom she became the mother of Ascanius or Silvius. (Liv. 1.1;
Verg. A. 7.52, &c., 6.761; Dionys. A. R. 1.70.) Some
traditions describe her as the daughter of the priest Anius,
in Delos. (Dionys. A. R. 1.50; Aur. Vict. Orig. Gent. Rom. 9.)
- A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology,
William Smith, Ed.
Lavinia in Wikipedia
In Roman mythology, Lavinia (Latin: Lāuīnĭa) was the daughter
of Latinus and Amata and the wife of Aeneas.
Lavinia, the only child of the king and "ripe for marriage",
had been courted by many men in Ausonia who hoped to become
the king of Latium. Turnus, ruler of the Rutuli, was the most
likely of the suitors, having the favor of Queen Amata. King
Latinus is later warned by the oracle Faunus that his daughter
is not to marry a Latin.
"Seek not, my seed, in Latian bands to yoke
Our fair Lavinia, nor the gods provoke.
A foreign son upon thy shore descends,
Whose martial fame from pole to pole extends.
His race, in arms and arts of peace renown'd,
Not Latium shall contain, nor Europe bound:
'T is theirs whate'er the sun surveys around."...
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