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 Latin Learning,Latitudina’rians. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
King of the Laurentians, a people of Latium. According to Virgil, Latnus opposed Ænas on his first landing, but subsequently formed an alliance with him, and gave him Lavin’ia in marriage. Turnus, King of the Ru’tuli, declared that Lavinia had been betrothed to him, and prepared to support his claim by arms. It was agreed to decide the rival claims by single combat, and Æne’as being victor, obtained Lavinia for his wife.   1
   Lati’nus (in Jerusalem Delivered), an Italian, went with his five sons to the Holy War. His eldest son was slain by Solyman; Aramants, going to his brother’s aid, was also slain; then Sabi’nus; and lastly, Picus and Laurents, twins. The father now rushed on the soldan, and was slain also. In one hour the father and his five sons were all slain.   2

 Latin Learning,Latitudina’rians. 


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