Publius Vergilius Maro

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Publius Vergilius Maro Poems

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The Aeneid Of Virgil: Book 10

THE GATES of heav’n unfold: Jove summons all
The gods to council in the common hall.
Sublimely seated, he surveys from far
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Georgic 4

Of air-born honey, gift of heaven, I now
Take up the tale. Upon this theme no less
Look thou, Maecenas, with indulgent eye.
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Eclogue 1: Meliboeus Tityrus

MELIBOEUS
You, Tityrus, 'neath a broad beech-canopy
Reclining, on the slender oat rehearse
Your silvan ditties: I from my sweet fields,
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Eclogue 4: Pollio

Muses of Sicily, essay we now
A somewhat loftier task! Not all men love
Coppice or lowly tamarisk: sing we woods,
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Eclogue 5: Menalcas Mopsus

MENALCAS
Why, Mopsus, being both together met,
You skilled to breathe upon the slender reeds,
I to sing ditties, do we not sit down
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Fabrizio Frosini 21 January 2016

- Publius Vergilius Maro (Andes,15 Oct.70 b.C. – Brindisi,21 Sept.19 b.C.) - Epitaph: « Mantua me genuit, Calabri rapuere, tenet nunc Parthenope; cecini pascua rura duces »

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Publius Vergilius Maro Biography

Vergil

or Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) 70 B.C.–19 B.C., Roman poet, born. Andes district near Mantua, in Cisalpine Gaul Vergil turned to rural poetry of a contrasting kind, realistic and didactic. In his Georgics , completed in 30 B.C., he seeks, as had the Greek Hesiod before him, to interpret the charm of real life and work on the farm. H ...

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