Virgil


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in Near Mantua, Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republic, Italy
October 25, 0070

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Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BCE – September 21, 19 BCE), usually called Virgil or Vergil /ˈvɜrdʒəl/ 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 arrive on the shores of Italy—in Roman mythology the
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Fléctere si néqueo súperos Acheronta movebo - If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell.”
Virgil, The Aeneid

“Fortune sides with him who dares.”
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“Audaces fortuna iuvat (latin)- Fortune favors the bold.”
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August 2019 Old School Poll

 
  75 votes, 27.9%

Metamorphoses by Ovid 8, 723 pages
 
  52 votes, 19.3%

The Eclogues by Virgil -38, 144 pages
 
  39 votes, 14.5%

Germinal by Émile Zola 1885, 592 pages
 
  38 votes, 14.1%

East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood 1861, 694 pages
 
  34 votes, 12.6%

 
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