Publius Vergilius Maro (70-19 B.C.), known asVirgil, was born near Mantua in the last days of the Roman Republic. In his comparatively short life he became the supreme poet of his age, whoseAeneidgave the Romans a great national epic equal to the Greeks, celebrating their city s origins and the creation of their empire. Virgil is also credited with authoring two other major works of Latin literature, theEcloguesand theGeorgics. Robert Fagles(1933-2008) was Arthur W. Marks 19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He was the recipient of the 1997 PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His translations include Sophocles sThree Theban Plays, Aeschylus sOresteia(nominated for a National Book Award), Homer sIliad(winner of the 1991 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award by The Academy of American Poets), Homer sOdyssey, and Virgil'sAeneid. Bernard Knox(1914-2010) was Director Emeritus of Harvard s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. He taught at Yale University for many years. Among his numerous honors are awards from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His works includeThe Heroic Temper: Studies in Sophoclean Tragedy, Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles Tragic Hero and His TimeandEssays Ancient and Modern(awarded the 1989 PEN/Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award)."
Virgil was born in 70 and died in 19.
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you should read it to learn about different stages of life ! Apr 4, 2000
In the Eneida, Virgilio explains to us different stages that may exist in life: the heaven, purgatory and hell. He's going with a friend troughout all of these stages and explaining to him what happends in every one of them. A book you should read because I'll guarantee that you're going to learn a lot of it.