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Sacred-texts  Classics 


The Works of Virgil


The Eclogues, J.W. MacKail tr. [1934]. English and Latin

The Georgics, J.W. MacKail tr. [1934]. English and Latin

The Aeneid of Virgil. English and Latin


Publius Vergilius Maro was born on the 15th of October, 70 B.C.E., near Mantua. He is primarily known as the author of the Aeneid, the epic poem which links the birth of Rome to the Trojan war. The Aeneid is considered the pinnacle of classical Latin literature.

This act of patriotic myth-building gained him the praise of the Emperor Augustus, Virgils' poetry was on topics of broad scale, from agriculture to nation building. hel died on September 21st, 19. B.C.E., Virgil is widely acknowledged as a poetic genius. St. Augustine admired him, and Dante considered Virgil a primary inspiration for his own poetic world-building exercise.