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ISBN-10: 0679729526

ISBN-13: 9780679729525

Edition: N/A

Authors: Luann Walther, Robert Fitzgerald, Virgil, Virgil

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Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/16/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group of poets who sought inspiration in the sophisticated work of third-century Greek poets, also known as Alexandrians. In 49 BC Virgil became a Roman citizen. After his studies in Rome, Vergil is believed to have lived with his father for about 10 years, engaged in farm work, study, and writing poetry. After the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C.E. Virgils property…    

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