Even after the transformation of the Trojan ships, Turnus continues to fight Aeneas. Gods fight on both sides of the battle. Turnus no longer hopes to win Lavinia’s hand, but he is too ashamed to stop fighting now that he has started. Finally, Turnus is killed and Aeneas wins. The Trojans burn Turnus’s city, Ardea. From the ashes, a new bird takes flight, carrying Ardea’s grief and history with it.