Virgil was the son of a farmer from Cisalpine Gaul, a northern Roman province. Called the greatest Roman poet, Virgil produced three works which canbe with certainty attributed to him. The most famous of these three is the Aeneid (c. 20-19 BC) of twelve books describing the adventures of the Trojan hero. His other works are the Georgics (36-29 BC) and the Eclogues (42-37 BC). Virgil was a member of the emperor Augustus' court and well-respected as a poet. He died of a fever while visiting Greece.
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The Aeneid [Latin]
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