From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
King Latinus was a character in the Aeneid by Virgil. Latinus had a daughter named Lavinia who was initially pledged to marry the rival of Trojan hero Aeneas. The rival was named Turnus, a hot-headed brash but excellent warrior who struggles with Aeneas in a personal battle for the right to marry Lavinia. King Latinus believed an earlier prophecy suggesting that Lavinia should marry a stranger who Latinus believed to be Aeneas.