Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), uisually cried Virgil or Vergil /ˈvɜːrəl/ in Inglis, wis an auncient Roman poet o the Augustan period. He is kent for three major wirks o Laitin leeteratur, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, an the epic Aeneid. A nummer o minor poems, collectit in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributit tae him.

Publius Vergilius Maro
Depiction o Virgil, 3rd century AD
("Monnus-Mosaic", Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier)
BornOctober 15, 70 BC
Near Mantua,[1] Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republic
Dee'dSeptember 21, 19 BC (age 50)
Brundisium, Italy, Roman Empire
GenreEpic poetry, didactic poetry, pastoral poetry
Leeterar muivementAugustan poetry


  1. Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World, ed. Roberts, John, (Oxford: OUP, 2005)