Aeneid term paper

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INTRODUCTION Virgil (70-19 BC), Roman poet, author of the masterpiece the Aeneid, and the most influential work of literature produced in ancient Rome. Life Virgil was born Publius Vergilius Maro in Andes, a village in northern Italy near Mantua. His father was a farmer. Virgil was thoroughly educated in Greek and Roman literature, rhetoric, and philosophy in the Italian cities of Cremona, Milan, Rome, and Naples. The patronage of Roman statesman Gaius Maecenas relieved him …

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…poets, Virgil's training in rhetoric is very much in evidence. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** Mandelbaum, Allen, “The Aeneid of Virgil, A verse translation”, published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc., New York, New York, 1971 “Spark notes”, http://www. Sparknotes.com “Latin Poetry- Virgil’s Aeneid”, http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~loxias/aeneid.htm “The Aeneid”, http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/2471/Aeneid.html “Virgil’s Aeneid”. http://www.nyu.edu/classes/gilbert/aeneas/aeneid.html