Publius Vergilius Maro
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Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him.

Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets. His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome from the time of its composition to the present day. Modeled after Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the Aeneid follows the Trojan refugee Aeneas as he struggles to fulfill his destiny and ... more »

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  • ''O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts!''
    Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneas, in Aeneid, bk. 3, l. 56-7 (19 B.C.), trans. by J.W. MacKail (1908). Alluding to ...
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  • ''From a single crime know the nation.''
    Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 2, l. 65.
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  • ''The gods thought otherwise.''
    Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 2, l. 428 (19 B.C.).
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  • ''The land of joy, the lovely glades of the fortunate woods and the home of the blest.''
    Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 6, l. 638 (19 B.C.), trans. by David West (1991). Referring to the Elysian F...
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  • ''Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.''
    Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 1, l. 203. Addressed to his men, referring to the difficulties of the journe...
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