Posts Tagged ‘Virgil’


Whose birthday am I celebrating?

October 15, 2015

VirgilHappy  Birthday to Publius Vergilius Maro, born this day in 70 BC in Lombardy, Italy.  Virgil was a classical Roman poet, best known for three major works—the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the Aeneid. The son of a farmer, Virgil came to be regarded as one of Rome’s greatest poets. His Aeneid can be considered a national epic of Rome and has been extremely popular from its publication to the present day.  Reference  (That’s Virgil in the middle up above between Clio and Melpomene)


Virgil is also characterized by having his nose missing in many of his portraits –


virgil2a coincidence? – maybe not . . .