Book 8 Summary and Analysis
New Characters: Venulus: an Italian messenger
Tiberinus: the god of the Tiber River
Evander: king of the Arcadians
Pallas: only son of King Evander
Vulcan: god of fire
Turnus sends Venulus to Diomedes, one of the Greeks who participated in the siege of Troy, asking him to join the forces in the defense of Latium. That night, Tiberinus appears to Aeneas. He tells Aeneas not to worry, then advises him to seek an alliance with the Arcadians. He also recommends that Aeneas make sacrifices to Juno. Aeneas prays to the river in thanks, and then, spying the white sow of the prophecy, makes an offering to Juno. He then sails upriver with two boats to...
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