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Publius Vergilius Maro (70 BCE-19 BCE), later called Virgilius, and known in English as Virgil or Vergil, was a classical Roman poet. He was the author of epics in three modes: the Bucolics or (The Eclogues) (37 BC), the Georgics (29 BC) and the substantially completed Aeneid (19 BC), the last being an epic poem in the heroic mode, which comprised twelve books and became the Roman Empire's national epic. Biographical reconstruction supposes that Virgil was part of the circle of Maecenas, Octavian's capable agent d'affaires who sought to counter sympathy for Mark Antony among the leading families by rallying Roman literary figures to Octavian's side. It also appears that Virgil gained many connections with other leading literary figures of the time, including Horace and Varius Rufus. As the Roman Empire collapsed, literate men acknowledged that the Christianized Virgil was a master poet. The Aeneid remained the central Latin literary text of the Middle Ages. It also held religious importance as it describes the founding of the Holy City. Surviving medieval collections of manuscripts containing Virgil's works include the Vergilius Augusteus, the Vergilius Vaticanus and the Vergilius Romanus.
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long-awaited commentary ... invaluable (Classical Outlook )
in this great and glowing commentary he has given us a sunlit view of one of the richest poems ever written (David West, The Times )
Virgil; Translated by Kristina Chew
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR006749338
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Book Description Mid Northumberland ArtsGroup, Ashington, 1981. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 198 pages. A classic translation of a classic. NB All proceeds to the work of the OXFAM charity. Seller Inventory # 028349