Virgil

Virgil

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Roman

Occupation: Poet

Biography: Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him.

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Latin Proverbs and Quotations. With translations and parallel passages and a copious English index" by Alfred Henderson, 1869, p. 16
Source/Notes: As quoted in "A World Treasury of Proverbs from Twenty-five Languages: African, Arabic, Chinese [etc.]", collected by Henry Davidoff, Random House, 1946, p. 8

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