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Camilla by Roman Mythology

In Roman mythology, Camilla of the Volsci, was the daughter of King Metabus and Casmilla. Driven from his throne, Metabus was chased into the wilderness by armed Volsci, his infant daughter in his hands. The river Amasenus blocked his path, and, fearing for his child's welfare, Metabus bound her to a spear. He promised Diana that Camilla would be her servant, a warrior virgin. He then safely threw her to the other side, and swam across to retrieve her. In the Aeneid, she helped her ally, King Turnus of the Rutuli, fight Aeneas and the Trojans in the war sparked by the courting of Princess Lavinia. Arruns, a Trojan ally, stacked Camilla on the battlefield, and, when she was opportunely distracted by her pursuit of Chloreus, killed her. Diana's attendant, Opis, at her mistress' behest, avenged Camilla's death by slaying Arruns. Virgil claimed that Camilla once ran so swiftly through the cornfields that a blade of grass burned to ashes. This gave her devine power which enabled her to walk across the seas without wetting her feet...

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Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Keira Knightley 100% 

Cast Results

Camilla of the Volsci Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Keira Knightley 100% 

Diana Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Sophia Myles 100% 

King Turnus of the Rutuli Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Graham McTavish 100% 

Aeneas Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Michael Fassbender 100% 

Opis Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Keeley Hawes 100% 

Princess Lavinia Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Georgina Rylance 100% 

Virgin Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Lex Shrapnel 100% 

King Metabus Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. David Suchet 100% 

Arruns Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Dominic West 100% 

Queen Casmilla Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Lena Headey 100% 

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  • Dan: If they ever make the Roman Myth of Camilla of the Volsci into a motion picture for the big screen or a mini-series for television. ...

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