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Virgil

(70—19 bc) Roman poet


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(70–19bc),

Roman poet. He wrote three major works: the Eclogues, ten pastoral poems, blending traditional themes of Greek bucolic poetry with contemporary political and literary themes; the Georgics, a didactic poem on farming, treats the relationship of human beings to nature, and the Aeneid is an epic poem about the Trojan Aeneas.

Virgil was highly regarded in the Middle Ages (see Maro, Prophet of the Gentiles). In Dante's poem Virgil guides the poet through Hell and Purgatory.

Virgilian lots a method of divination by selecting a passage of Virgil at random in the sortes Virgilianae (see sortes).

Subjects: classical studies.


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