VERGIL AND THE AENEID

Vergil (P. Vergilius Maro): Life & Works

70 born near Mantua (Cisalpine Gaul)
Studies Epicureanism in Naples
42 family farm confiscated, then restored
?39/38 Eclogues

29 Georgics 27-19 Aeneid The Aeneid: Sources, Form

Sources

Meter: Dactylic Hexameter (unrhymed, six-beat line)

Twelve books (= scrolls)

Vergilian Technique Key Issues
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