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Amata

In Roman mythology, Amata was the wife of King Latinus of the Latins. When her daughter, Lavinia, was given to Aeneas in spite of her fiance, Turnus, Amata supported Turnus. When it became clear that Aeneas would win her daughter, Amata committed suicide.

Virgil VII, 343; XII, 56, 593.



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