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Virgil, born in 70 B.C., is best remembered for his masterpiece, The Aeneid. He earned great favor by portraying Augustus as a descendant of the half-god, half-man Aeneas. Although Virgil swore on his deathbed that The Aeneid was incomplete and unworthy, it has been considered one of the greatest works of Western literature for more than two thousand years.

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Epic poetry, Latin -- Translations into English.
Aeneas (Legendary character) -- Poetry.
Legends -- Rome -- Poetry.