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Born - Died : 70BC - 19BC

Publius Vergilius Maro was a Roman poet. Virgil's farm was confiscated by the state in 41BC. His Eclogues were pastoral poems, modelled on those of Theocritus. His Georgics, or The Art of Rural Husbandry, contained four books on the care of a farm. The Aeneid was a great national epic. Ah, blest beyond all bliss the husbandsmen, did they but know their happiness! On whom, far from the clash of arms, the most just Earth showers from her bosom a toilless sustenance (Georgics, ii. 485). Now, the woods are green, and the year is loveliest. (Virgil Ecologue iii.57)