Virgil (70-19 BC)

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Biographical note

Publius Vergilius Maro (also known by the Anglicised forms of his name as Virgil or Vergil) was a classical Roman poet, best known for three major works — the Bucolics (or Eclogues), the Georgics and the Aeneid — although several minor poems are also attributed to him. The son of a farmer, Virgil came to be regarded as one of Rome's greatest poets; his Aeneid as Rome's national epic.

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