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Read Book Virgil, Vol 2: Aeneid Books 7-12, Appendix Vergiliana Online author by Virgil. Read or Download Virgil, Vol 2: Aeneid Books 7-12, Appendix Vergiliana format Hardcover in 590 and Published 1-1-2001 by Harvard University Press.

Virgil, Vol 2: Aeneid Books 7-12, Appendix Vergiliana
by: Virgil in Hardcover, 590
Published 1-1-2001 by Harvard University Press

Virgil, Vol 2: Aeneid Books 7-12, Appendix Vergiliana Virgil, Volume Ii : Aeneid Books 7-12, Appendix Vergiliana (Loeb Classical Library, No 64) Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) was born in 70 BCE near Mantua and was educated at Cremona, Milan and Rome. Slow in speech, shy in manner, thoughtful in mind, weak in health, he went back north for a quiet life. Influenced by the group of poets there, he may have written some of the doubtful poems included in our Virgilian manuscripts. All his undoubted extant work is written in his perfect hexameters. Earliest comes the collection of ten pleasingly artificial bucolic poems, the Eclogues, which imitated freely Theocritus's idylls. They deal with pastoral life and love. Before 29 BCE came one of the best of all didactic works, the four books of Georgics on tillage, trees, cattle, and bees. Virgil's remaining years were spent in composing his great, not wholly finished, epic the Aeneid, on the traditional theme of Rome's origins through Aeneas of Troy. Inspired by the Emperor

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