| Quote #10
As when one puts a stain of crimson dye
These lines, like those introducing Nisus and Euryalus, show the undeniable influence appearances have on love (OK, maybe this is a bit closer to plain old lust than love). They also continue the typical Aeneid motif in which being in love makes you act like a complete fool – as, in this case. It makes Turnus eager for battle with Aeneas, which winds up getting him killed.