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Virgil


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Near Mantua, Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republic, Italy
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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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The Aeneid

3.86 avg rating — 121,533 ratings — published -19 — 2348 editions
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The Eclogues

3.89 avg rating — 2,695 ratings — published -39 — 374 editions
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The Georgics

3.83 avg rating — 1,902 ratings — published -29 — 392 editions
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Aeneid: Books I-VI

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Aeneid Book VI

4.27 avg rating — 727 ratings — published -19 — 92 editions
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Virgil, Vol 2: Aeneid Books...

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The Eclogues and The Georgics

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The Aeneid of Virgil

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Doomed Love (Great Loves, #1)

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Quotes by Virgil  (?)
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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.”
Virgil

“Audaces fortuna iuvat (latin)- Fortune favors the bold.”
Virgil

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July 2020 Old school poll

 
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The Aeneid by Virgil -19, 442pages
 
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Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell 1853, 432 pages
 
  61 votes, 17.9%

 
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Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson 1884, 432 pages
 
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