Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro

Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro
70 B.C.
19 B.C.

Roman Poet known for the epic "Aeneid"

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In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used?

Labor conquers everything.

My voice stuck in my throat.

O thrice and four-times blessed !

In vain have you tried your father's arts, you slippery one.

Learn all from one thing.

Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.

O Trojans, do not trust the horse. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts.

Is it then so sad a thing to die?

Learn now of the treachery of the Greeks, and from one example the character of the nation may be known.

Natural things are not shameful.

O tyrant love, to what do you not drive the hearts of men.

It flourishes by its very activity, und gains new strength by its movements.

Let me rage before I die.

Nay, when at last the life has fled, and left the body cold and dead, e'en then there passes not away the painful heritage of clay.

Of such importance is early training.

I wrote these verses, but another claimed the merit of them.

I will be gone from here and sing my songs/ In the forest wilderness where the wild beasts are,/ And carve in letters on the little trees/ The story of my love, and as the trees/ Will grow letters too will grow, to cry/ In a louder voice the story of my love.

All of which misery I saw, part of which I was.

At this the loud outcries of Salius reach everyone within that vast arena.

Consider what each soil will bear, and what each refuses.

Each person, makes their own terrible passion their God.

Fate will find a way.

Happy is he who can trace effects to their causes.

His resolution is unshaken; tears, though shed, avail not.

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First Name
Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro
Birth Date
70 B.C.
Death Date
19 B.C.

Roman Poet known for the epic "Aeneid"