Virgil 70-19 BCE

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the line in a poem by Virgil are Aurora rising left the ocean, what was the name of the poem.thanks
other poems are posted under ' Publius Vergilius Maro '
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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