Quotes by Virgil

"Fléctere si néqueo súperos Acheronta movebo - If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell."

"Fortune sides with him who dares."

"Audaces fortuna iuvat (latin)- Fortune favors the bold."

"Death twitches my ear;
'Live,' he says...
'I'm coming."

"The descent into Hell is easy"

Books by Virgil

  • The Aeneid
  • 110,264 ratings
  • June 16th 1990 by Vintage

    (first published -19)

  • Emilio
  • 4,046 ratings
  • October 1st 1998 by Edaf S.A.

    (first published 1762)

  • The Eclogues
  • 2,298 ratings
  • January 26th 1984 by Penguin Classics

    (first published -39)

  • The Georgics
  • 1,563 ratings
  • November 25th 1982 by Penguin Classics

    (first published -29)

  • Aeneid Book VI
  • 596 ratings
  • May 3rd 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    (first published -19)

  • Virgil

  • Date of birth: October 25, 0070
  • Born: in Near Mantua, Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republic, Italy.

  • Description: Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BCE – September 21, 19 BCE), usually called Virgil or Vergil /ˈvɜrdʒəl/ in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him.

    Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets. His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome from the time of its composition to the present day. Modeled after Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the Aeneid follows the Trojan refugee Aeneas as he struggles to fulfill his destiny and arrive on the shores of Italy—in Roman mythology the founding act of Rome. Virgil's work has had wide and deep influence on Western literature, most notably the Divine Comedy of Dante, in which Virgil appears as Dante's guide through hell and purgatory.