Virgil [Vergil; Publius Vergilius Maro]
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(b Andes [?now Pietole], nr Mantua, Oct 15, 70 bce; d Brundisium [now Brindisi], Sept 21, 19 bce). Latin poet. After schooling at Cremona and Milan, he went to Rome as a student. By devoting himself to poetry, he won the favour of Octavian’s powerful counsellor Maecenas and later that of the emperor himself....