Publius Vergilius Maro

(70 BC - 19 BC / Rome)

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/21/2016 8:55:00 AM)

    - Publius Vergilius Maro (Andes,15 Oct.70 b.C. – Brindisi,21 Sept.19 b.C.) -

    Epitaph:

    « Mantua me genuit, Calabri rapuere, tenet nunc
    Parthenope; cecini pascua rura duces »

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Eclogue 10: Gallus

This now, the very latest of my toils,
Vouchsafe me, Arethusa! needs must I
Sing a brief song to Gallus- brief, but yet
Such as Lycoris' self may fitly read.
Who would not sing for Gallus? So, when thou
Beneath Sicanian billows glidest on,
May Doris blend no bitter wave with thine,
Begin! The love of Gallus be our theme,
And the shrewd pangs he suffered, while, hard by,

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