Publius Vergilius Maro
Publius Vergilius Maro Poems
- The Aeneid Of Virgil: Book 10 THE GATES of heav’n unfold: ...
- Georgic 4 Of air-born honey, gift of heaven, I now Take up ...
- Eclogue 1: Meliboeus Tityrus MELIBOEUS You, Tityrus, 'neath ...
- Eclogue 4: Pollio Muses of Sicily, essay we now A somewhat ...
- Eclogue 6: To Varus First my Thalia stooped in sportive ...
- Eclogue 5: Menalcas Mopsus MENALCAS Why, Mopsus, being both ...
- Georgic 1 What makes the cornfield smile; beneath what ...
or Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) 70 B.C.–19 B.C., Roman poet, born. Andes district near Mantua, in Cisalpine Gaul Vergil turned to rural poetry of a contrasting kind, realistic and didactic. In his Georgics , completed in 30 B.C., he seeks, as had the Greek Hesiod before him, to interpret the charm of real life and work on the farm. His perfect poetic expression gives him the first place among pastoral poets. For the rest of his life Vergil worked on the Aeneid , a national epic honoring Rome and foretelling prosperity to come. The adventures of Aeneas are unquestionably one of the greatest long poems in world literature. more »
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The Aeneid Of Virgil: Book 10
THE GATES of heav’n unfold: Jove summons all
The gods to council in the common hall.
Sublimely seated, he surveys from far
The fields, the camp, the fortune of the war,
And all th’ inferior world. From first to last, 5
The sov’reign senate in degrees are plac’d.
Then thus th’ almighty sire began: “Ye gods,
Natives or denizens of blest abodes,
From whence these murmurs, and this change of mind,
This backward fate from what was first design’d? 10
Why this protracted war, when my commands
Pronounc’d a peace, and gave the Latian lands?
What fear or ...