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Publius Vergilius Maro
Vergilius.jpg
Depiction o Virgil, 3rd century AD
("Monnus-Mosaic", Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier)
Born October 15, 70 BC
Near Mantua,[1] Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republic
Dee'd September 21, 19 BC (age 50)
Brundisium, Italy, Roman Empire
Thrift Poet
Naitionality Roman
Genre Epic poetry, didactic poetry, pastoral poetry
Leeterar muivement Augustan poetry

Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), uisually cried Virgil or Vergil /ˈvɜːrəl/ in Inglis, wis an auncient Roman poet o the Augustan period. He is kent for three major wirks o Laitin leeteratur, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, an the epic Aeneid. A nummer o minor poems, collectit in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributit tae him.

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  1. Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World, ed. Roberts, John, (Oxford: OUP, 2005)