Monday, November 29, 2010

Myths and Legends: Nisus and Euryalus

Nisus and Euryalus. To find out more about the heroic friends, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Nisus and Euryalus are devoted friends, warriors in the entourage of Aeneas; they die together fighting against the Latins in Italy. After raiding the enemy camp, they are making their escape when Euryalus is captured. Nisus tries to save him, but they are both killed and the Latin soldiers behead them and brandish their severed heads in view of the Trojans.

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