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Latinus or Latinos in Greek mythology, in Hesiod's Theogony, was the son of Odysseus and Circe who ruled the Tyrsenoi, that is the Etruscans, with his brothers Agrius and Telegonus. Latinus is also referred to as the son of Pandora and brother of Graecus[1]. Their mother Pandora (named after her grandmother Pandora), was the daughter of Deucalion and Pyrrha and sister of Hellen. // Greek mythology consists in part in a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, dick heeds and heroines. ... Hesiod (Hesiodos, ), the early Greek poet and rhapsode, presumably lived around 700 BCE. Historians have debated the priority of Hesiod or of Homer, and some authors have even brought them together in an imagined poetic contest. ... Theogony is a poem by Hesiod describing the origins of the gods of ancient Greek religion. ... Odysseus and the Sirens. ... Circe, a painting by Edward Burne-Jones. ... The Etruscan civilization existed in Etruria and the Po valley in the northern part of what is now Italy, prior to the formation of the Roman Republic. ... In Greek mythology, Telegonus (born afar) was the youngest son of Circe and Odysseus. ... Graecus or Græcus (in Greek ), was according to Hesiod, the son of Pandora and brother of Latinus. ... Making of Pandora This article is about the Greek mythological figure. ... Deucalion In Greek mythology, Deucalion, or Deukálion (new-wine sailor) was the name of at least two figures: a son of Prometheus, and a son of Minos. ... Deucalion and Pyrrha throwing rocks that become babies. ... Note: Hellen was not the same person as Helen of Troy, or Helenus, son of King Priam of Troy. ...


In later Roman mythology Latinus is sometimes the son of Faunus and Marica and father of Lavinia with his wife, Amata. Roman mythology, the mythological beliefs of the people of Ancient Rome, can be considered as having two parts. ... Marble sculpture of Pan copulating with a goat, recovered from Herculaneum Pan (Greek Παν, genitive Πανος) is the Greek god who watches over shepherds and their flocks. ... This article is about a mythological creature. ... In Roman mythology, Lavinia was the daughter of Latinus and Amata. ... In Roman mythology, Amata was the wife of King Latinus of the Latins. ...


In Roman mythology, Latinus, Lavinius or Latium was a king of the Latins. He hosted Aeneas' army of exiled Trojans and let them reorganize their life in Latium. His daughter Lavinia had been promised to Turnus, king of the Rutuli, but Latinus preferred to offer her to Aeneas; Turnus consequently declared war on Aeneas (at the urging of Hera). The outcome was that Turnus was killed and his people captured. Ascanius, the son of Aeneas, founded Alba Longa and was the first in a long series of kings. Roman mythology, the mythological beliefs of the people of Ancient Rome, can be considered as having two parts. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The Trojan War was a war waged, according to legend, against the city of Troy in Asia Minor by the armies of the Achaeans, following the kidnapping (or elopement) of Helen of Sparta by Paris of Troy. ... Latium (Lazio in Italian) is a region of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania and the Tyrrhenian Sea. ... In Vergils Aeneid , Turnus was the King of the Rutuli, and the chief antagonist of the hero Aeneas. ... The Rutuli were members of a legendary Italian tribe. ... Aeneas flees burning Troy, Federico Barocci, 1598. ... In the Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology, Hêra (IPA pronunciation: ; Greek or ) was the wife and sister of Zeus. ... Ascanius was the son of Aeneas and Creusa. ... Alba Longa (in Italian sources occasionally written Albalonga) was an ancient city of Latium, in the Alban Hills founder and head of the Latin Confederation; it was destroyed by Rome around the middle of the 7th century BC. // Legendary history According to legend Alba Longa was founded by Ascanius or...


See Latium Latium (Lazio in Italian) is a region of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania and the Tyrrhenian Sea. ...


Virgil VII, 45, 52, 69, 96. A sculpture of Virgil, probably from the 1st century AD. For other uses, see Virgil (disambiguation). ...


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Latinus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (208 words)
Latinus or Latinos in Greek mythology, in Hesiod's Theogony, was the son of Odysseus and Circe who ruled the Tyrsenoi, that is the Etruscans, with his brothers Agrius and Telegonus.
Latinus is also referred to as the son of Pandora and brother of Graecus[1].
In Roman mythology, Latinus, Lavinius or Latium was a king of the Latins.
LATINUS - LoveToKnow Article on LATINUS (181 words)
In Hesiod (Tlteogony, 1013) he is the son of Odysseus and Circe, and ruler of the Tyrseniaris; in Virgil, the son of Faunus and the nymph Marica, a national genealogy being substituted for the Hesiodic, which probably originated from a Greek source.
Latinus was a shadowy personality, invented to explain the origin of Rome and its relations with Latium, and only obtained importance in later times through his legendary connection with Aeneas and the foundation of Rome.
Other accounts of Latinus, differing considerably in detail, are to be found in the fragments of Catos Origines (in Serviuss commentary on Virgil) and in Dionysius of Halicarnassus; see further authorities in the article by J. Hild, in Daremberg and Saglio, Dictionnaire des antiquitis.
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