Hektoen International

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Tag: Virgil reading the Aeneid to Augustus

  • Virgil and the Aeneid

    Patrick GuinanChicago, Illinois, United States “Arma virumque canto” (“I sing of arms and of a man”) Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro 70 -19 BC), the greatest of the Augustan poets, was born in a village near Mantua and studied philosophy and rhetoric in Milan, Rome, and Naples. His literary career benefitted from the support and patronage…