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The Aeneid of Virgil

The Aeneid of Virgil( )
Author: Virgil,
ISBN:978-1-4495-5153-7
Publication Date:Oct 2009
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.95
Book Description:

The Aeneid written by the legendary classical Roman poet Virgil is a Latin epic poem that tells the story of Aeneas, a Trojan, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest pieces of literature of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The Aeneid is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Virgil is highly recommended....
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Book Details
Pages:278
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.63 Inches
Book Weight:0.94 Pounds
Author Biography
Virgil (Author)
Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group of poets who sought inspiration in the sophisticated work of third-century Greek poets, also known as Alexandrians. In 49 BC Virgil became a Roman citizen.

After his studies in Rome, Vergil is believed to have lived with his father for about 10 years, engaged in farm work, study, and writing poetry. After the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C.E. Virgil¿s property in Cisalpine Gaul, was confiscated for veterans. In the following years Virgil spent most of his time in Campania and Sicily, but he also had a house in Rome. During the reign of emperor Augustus, Virgil became a member of his court circle and was advanced by a minister, Maecenas, patron of the arts and close friend to the poet Horace. He gave Virgil a house near Naples.

Between 42 and 37 B.C.E. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as Bucolic or Eclogues and spent years on the Georgics. The rest of his life, from 30 to 19 B.C., Virgil devoted to The Aeneid, the national epic of Rome, and the glory of the Empire. Although ambitious, Virgil was never really happy about the task.

Virgil died in 19 B. C.

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