October 15 70 BCE – Roman Poet Virgil is Born

October 15 70 BCE – Roman Poet Virgil is BornRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In the north of Italy, far from the bustling capital of the Roman Empire, one of the greatest poets in classical history was born on October 15, 70 BCE. Coming to prominence during the reign of Octavian, Publius Vergilius Maro — commonly called Virgil — would go on to write Aeneid, an epic poem detailing the founding of Rome and masterpiece of Western literature. Very little is known of the young writer’s upbringing. During the era he was born, the region was a Gallic province — it did not become part of Roman Italy […]