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In Roman folklore, Mezentius was an Etruscan King and father of Lausus[?]. He was sent into exile becaue of his cruelty, and he moved to Latium. He aided King Turnus against Aeneas and was killed in battle.

Virgil VII, 648; VIII, 482; X 786, 907.

Aeneid or http://sailor.gutenberg.org/etext95/anide10.txt (Project Gutenberg).

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