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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Georgic 1

What makes the cornfield smile; beneath what star
Maecenas, it is meet to turn the sod
Or marry elm with vine; how tend the steer;
What pains for cattle-keeping, or what proof
Of patient trial serves for thrifty bees;-
Such are my themes.
O universal lights
Most glorious! ye that lead the gliding year
Along the sky, Liber and Ceres mild,

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