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also Ver·gil  (vûr′jəl) Originally Publius Vergilius Maro. 70-19 bc.
Roman poet who composed the Aeneid, an epic telling of the wanderings of Aeneas after the sack of Troy.

Vir·gil′i·an (vûr-jĭl′ē-ən, -jĭl′yən) adj.


(ˈvɜːdʒɪl) or


(Biography) Latin name Publius Vergilius Maro. 70–19 bc, Roman poet, patronized by Maecenas. The Eclogues (42–37), ten pastoral poems, and the Georgics (37–30), four books on the art of farming, established Virgil as the foremost poet of his age. His masterpiece is the Aeneid (30–19)
Virˈgilian, Verˈgilian adj


(ˈvɜr dʒəl)

(Publius Vergilius Maro) 70–19 B.C., Roman poet: author of The Aeneid.
Vir•gil•i•an (vərˈdʒɪl i ən, -ˈdʒɪl yən) adj.
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Noun1.Virgil - a Roman poetVirgil - a Roman poet; author of the epic poem `Aeneid' (70-19 BC)


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Though UNESCO in 1999 made the declaration regarding celebrating 21st March as World Poetry Day, many countries have kept the tradition of celebrating their national or international poetry day coinciding with the birth day of an ancient Roman poet named 'Publius Vergilius Maro' a.k.a Virgil on 15th October.
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