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. His perfect poetic expression gives him the first place among pastoral poets. For the rest of his life Vergil worked on the Aeneid , a national epic honoring Rome and foretelling prosperity to come. The adventures of Aeneas are unquestionably one of the greatest long poems in world literature.

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Publius Vergilius Maro Poems

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... more »

Eclogue 4: Pollio

Muses of Sicily, essay we now
A somewhat loftier task! Not all men love
Coppice or lowly tamarisk: sing we woods,... more »

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... more »

Publius Vergilius Maro Quotes

Comments about Publius Vergilius Maro

Fabrizio Frosini 21 Jan 2016 08:55
- 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 »