Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
If we can trust the Roman epic poet Virgil, Queen Lavinia ought to be honored as the mother of the Western world. As wife to Aeneas, she gave birth to Silvius, whose descendants include Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome. But her existence is neither validated by historical accounts—which give some credence to Romulus, but hardly any to Lavinia—nor ela…
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