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Publius Vergilius Maro
Depiction o Virgil, 3rd century AD
("Monnus-Mosaic", Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier)
BornOctober 15, 70 BC
Near Mantua,[1] Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republic
Dee'dSeptember 21, 19 BC (age 50)
Brundisium, Italy, Roman Empire
GenreEpic poetry, didactic poetry, pastoral poetry
Leeterar muivementAugustan 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)