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Publius Vergilius Maro was a Roman poet, contemporary of Augustus and Ovid and admirer of Catullus, who composed The Aeneid, setting out how Trojan refugees founded the greatest city in the world. Or, rather, founded the tribe that would later give birth to the founders.

He also features in Dante's Divine Comedy (where he guides Dante through Hell and Purgatory).

Not to be confused with the other Vergil.


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