A Reflection on “The Aeneid” book IX

Nisus must have really felt that he had a chance to save his friend, Euryalus. His speech when the Volcens was about to kill Euryalus seemed very sincere. It was Euryalus’s fault that they were spotted, after their slaughter of the sleeping Latins Euraylus also felt it necessary to loot the bodies. One such item was a helmet which he wore, and that helmet, shining in the night is what gave them away as they fled Volcens and…