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one of the three Furies

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Haigh, Virgil, 1892 : "The two Furies unnamed here are of course Allecto and Tisiphone") jusqua nos jours (C.
L' absence de denomination justifierait de considerer les Dirae comme appartenant a un groupe distinct de celui des Furies, dotees, quant a elles, d'un nom (Tisiphone, Allecto, Megere).
Without delay Allecto, Dripping venom deadly as the Gorgon's, Passed into Latium first and the high hall Of the Laurentine king.
Virgil has constantly emphasized the interpenetration of love and fury, good and evil, in both his hero and his opponents, and even in the gods who function as counter-fates: Juno, with her love of Carthage, and Allecto, with her demonic passion.
Valerius Flaccus, for example, drawing on resemblances of Venus to Allecto in the Aeneid, characterizes Venus's revenge in the Lemnian episode as exitium furiale (Furylike destruction) and suggests that the deity has two faces, one as the goddess of love, the other "very similar to the maidens from hell" (virginibus Stygiis .
Significantly, Virgil's Allecto also leads vulnerable and enraged mortals astray from their ideal families.
Just as Allecto does with Amata, she encourages Saul to demonstrate his pride in his family genealogy by eliminating threats to his dynasty.
The exchange between Turnus and Allecto is part of the larger context of Suffolk's words to his captors.
The Lieutenant is like a "Fury" who will conquer the "fury" of Suffolk, as the Fury Allecto subdues the wrath of Turnus.
Like Turnus when first confronted by the demonic Allecto, Circe's victims kick against the pricks (`vincla recusantum', 16), but the `savage goddess' is too strong for them and they have lost their human form (20).
At Juno's request, Allecto flies to Ardea, where she will find the sleeping Turnus (7.
211), Turnus's all too brief resistance to Allecto (cunctantem, 7.
Supernatural powers are still of course active, and the way in which outside and inside interact will often be elusive: we need only think of Allecto and Turnus in 7.
His utterances, reminiscent of those of Allecto in the Aeneid, are intended not only to persuade, but to foment anger and unleash fury.
Hessus, 1508, B3v: "Audistin Syrenes dulce cantantes blanda dulcedine soporatos et allectos ad se nautas in mari submersisse?