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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Virgil (70–19 B.C.)

Vergil—Publius Vergilius Maro. The greatest of Roman epic poets; born at Andes, a little village near Mantua, Oct. 5, 70 B.C.; died at Brundisium, Sept. 21, 19 B.C. He wrote the epic Æneid, in 12 books; several ‘Eclogues’ or ‘Bucolics,’ pastoral poems in imitation of the idylls of Theocritus; and the ‘Georgics,’ a didactic poem on husbandry, in four books, and ‘Moretum.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).