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The exchange between Turnus and Allecto is part of the larger context of Suffolk's words to his captors.
VI 4.1.109-11) And like Allecto, the Lieutenant reminds him that he is powerless: "Ay, but my deeds shall stay thy fury soon" (2 Hen.
Thus the infernal Spirit who foretells Suffolk's death is like Allecto, who appears to Turnus in the guise of a seer.
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).
Circe, then, prefigures Allecto as a symbol of the violent emotions which threaten to overcome reason and reduce man to the level of the beasts.
Virgil develops this language into a simile comparing Turnuus' anger to a cauldron gradually boiling over.(27) The torch thrown by Allecto corresponds to the fiery soul in Lucretius;(28) but Turnus has no chance to resist once Allecto takes on her true shape.
She performed this trick by means of virga and venenum (7.190): these happen to be the tools of Mercury (4.242) and Allecto (7.341,354), respectively.
As for Venus's call for the fashioning of arms, it is not the anarchic call of "woman as a troublemaker" (a role ascribed to Venus herself as she summons the Lemnian women to manslaughter in the second book of Valerius Flaccus's Argonautica), but is uttered in the hope of protecting the male victim of an irrational, female instigation of armed conflict (without Juno and Allecto the pact between Aeneas and Latinus would not have been disrupted).