Virgil

Virgil

Though his literary works are highly acclaimed, little is known about Virgil's (or Vergil's) life.  He was born Publius Vergilius Maro on October 15, 70 BC in Cisalpine, Gaul, in the village of Andes south of the Alps. His father was a farmer and landowner, and Virgil attended school in Rome with the intent to study science and rhetoric. Instead he turned his attention to philosophy and began writing poetry. Living during the Augustan period, a time of upheaval in Rome's civil war, including the murder of Julius Caesar, Virgil eventually found himself in the company of the emperor himself, Augustus, who wanted writers to glorify Rome and his empire.  Virgil had penned epic poems in the past (the Eclogues and Georgics), and for the remaining decade of his life, he wrote Aeneid.  In fact, Virgil's death came while he was fact checking his work while traveling with Augustus.  Catching a fever in 19 BC, he died on September 21 in a harbor in Brindisi, Italy with the Aeneid incomplete.  Augustus ordered the work published nonetheless, and today the world has Virgil's epic poem that many consider a literary masterpiece.

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Aeneid
by Virgil, translated by Robert Fitzgerald
from Vintage Classics
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Aeneid
Everyman's Library
by Virgil (translation by Robert Fitzgerald)
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Aeneid
by Virgil, translated by Robert Fagles
from Penguin Putnam
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Aeneid
Penguin Classics
by Virgil, translated by David West
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Aeneid
by Virgil, translated by Frederick Ahl
from Oxford University
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Aeneid
by Virgil, translated by Stanley F. Lombardo
from Hackett Publishing Company
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Aeneid
by Virgil, translated by L. R. Lind
from Indiana University Press
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Aeneid
by Virgil, translated by Shadi Bartsch
from Modern Library
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Aeneid
Penguin Classics
by Virgil, translated by Sarah Ruden
Reissue from Yale University Press
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Aeneid - Memoria Press Package
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Aeneid - MP Student Guide
by Cody King
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Aeneid - MP Teacher Guide
by Cody King
from Memoria Press
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Aeneid Of Virgil
by Virgil, translated by Allan Mandelbaum
from Bantam Books
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Eclogues and Georgics
Dover Thrift Editions
by Virgil
from Dover Publications
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