Virgil: The Aeneid

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BARRON`S BOOK NOTES VIRGIL`S THE AENEID VIRGIL: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES Virgil (Publius Virgilius Maro) was born in Mantua, a rural town north of Rome near the Alps. Even though Virgil`s birth in 70 B.C. came in the middle of a century of political turmoil and civil war in Rome, life in Mantua was relatively peaceful, and Virgil`s father, who was a prosperous Roman citizen, could afford to give his son a good education in the basics, especially Greek and Roman literature. When Virgil was about 17, his father decided that he should be a politician, or possibly a businessman, and sent him to Rome to study rhetoric (the art of public speaking). But Virgil was shy and hated having to make long, flowery speeches about things that didn`t interest him at all. Instead he wrote poetry on the ...

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