[Virgil]; Davidson; Buckley, Theodore Alois
Title The Works of Virgil (Harper's Classical Library)
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher American Book Company 1889
Seller ID 2208118
No jacket, no publisher date (circa late 1800s), spine faintly toned, corners lightly bumped, a few light spots to page ridges. 1889 Hard Cover. ix, 404 pp. Publius Vergilius Maro (Classical Latin; traditional dates October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him. Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets. His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome since the time of its composition. Modeled after Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the Aeneid follows the Trojan refugee Aeneas as he struggles to fulfill his destiny and reach Italy; where his descendants Romulus and Remus were to found the city of Rome. Virgil's work has had wide and deep influence on Western literature, most notably Dante's Divine Comedy, in which Virgil appears as Dante's guide through Hell and Purgatory.