Virgil

(70-19 BCE / Andes / Cisalpine Gaul)

Virgil Poems

1. The Aeneid, Book I, [Arms and the man I sing] 6/5/2015
2. First Georgic [Excerpt] 6/26/2015
3. Ecologue Ix 4/15/2010
4. Eclogue Viii 4/15/2010
5. Eclogue Vii 4/15/2010
6. Ecologue Ii 4/15/2010
7. Eclogue V 4/15/2010
8. Eclogue Vi 4/15/2010
9. Eclogue Iv 4/15/2010
10. Ecologue I 4/15/2010
11. Eclogue X 4/15/2010
12. The Georgics 12/31/2002

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  • sheila Young (3/23/2020 9:57:00 AM)

    what poem did he write which speaks of the quality of wine fields of Philadelphia

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  • s. Peterson (1/16/2019 2:59:00 PM)

    In what work did Virgil write A pretty girl needs no other virtues?

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  • willium phelan (1/17/2018 6:22:00 AM)

    the line in a poem by Virgil are Aurora rising left the ocean, what was the name of the poem.thanks

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/21/2016 8:54:00 AM)

    other poems are posted under ' Publius Vergilius Maro '

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/4/2016 8:46:00 AM)

    Although not many details are known about the life of Virgil, the work he left behind has earned him the prestige of being the greatest Roman poet and also amongst the composers of world’s greatest poems. Virgil is best known for his epic, The Aeneid which is modeled after Homer’s epic poems Iliad and Odyssey.

    Financially sound and well-off, Virgil’s parents provided him with a good education. He studied in various places including Cremona, Milan and Rome, showing a specific interest in mathematics and medicine. He moved on to study law and rhetoric at the Academy of Epidius, Rome in 54 B.C. One of his classmates at the academy was Octavian, who would later become the Emperor Augustus and Virgil’s greatest supporter. After graduation, Virgil took up his first law case but did not take long to abandon the study of law and shift focus to studying philosophy.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/4/2016 8:45:00 AM)

    Virgil studied with Epicurean philosopher Siro and began his career as a poet after fleeing to Naples due to the civil disturbances in 49 B.C. when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River. He was at first known as an Alexandrian when he entered the literary circles. A group of poets who wrote poems inspired from the work of third-century Greek poets were known as Alexandrians. Although he had a house in Rome, Virgil spent most of his life in Campania and Sicily after his property was confiscated for veterans during the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C. However, it was restored later on the command of Octavian. Virgil spent the next four years composing pastoral poems, Eclogues and Georgics which was mostly about farming.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/4/2016 8:43:00 AM)

    30 B.C. onwards, Virgil spent the rest of his life composing The Aeneid, which was pressed upon him by Augustus Caesar. Augustus insisted Virgil to write about the glory and magnificence of Rome. The Aeneid became Rome’s national epic. Ironically, Virgil was never happy about writing the composition; he felt it was a task imposed upon him which he was bound to do as a religious and political duty. Unsatisfied with the manuscript, Virgil had wanted The Aeneid to be destroyed but Augustus did not let that happen and the poem was published posthumously. The Aeneid gained Virgil immense fame and a godlike persona after his death.


    A journey to Italy and Megara with the Emperor proved to be fatal for Virgil. He died in 19 B.C. due to a fever he had contracted in Greece. He was laid to rest near Naples. Virgil was the voice of the Roman people who wanted to tell the world about the glory, significance and greatness of the Roman Empire, and the men who created it.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/16/2015 5:54:00 AM)

    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 »

    (in Italian :)
    « Mi ha generato Mantova, il Salento mi rapì la vita, ora Napoli mi conserva; cantai pascoli, campagne, comandanti »
    (Epitaffio)

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Best Poem of Virgil

Eclogue Vi

TO VARUS

First my Thalia stooped in sportive mood
To Syracusan strains, nor blushed within
The woods to house her. When I sought to tell
Of battles and of kings, the Cynthian god
Plucked at mine ear and warned me: 'Tityrus,
Beseems a shepherd-wight to feed fat sheep,
But sing a slender song.' Now, Varus, I-
For lack there will not who would laud thy deeds,
And treat of dolorous wars- will rather tune
To the slim oaten reed my silvan lay.
I sing but as vouchsafed me; yet even this
If, if but one with ravished eyes should read,
Of thee, O Varus, shall ...

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