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Virgil (70-19 B.C.) The most famous Roman poet, his works were thought to be classics of Latin literature even during his lifetime. Virgil gives a living voice to the glory and history of ancient Rome and all of Italy. Aeneid (29-19 B.C.) – Virgil’s last and best-known work is a twelve-book Epic poem that glorifies Rome and tells of the destiny of the Roman people.

“Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love.”

“They are able because they think they are able.”

“Trust not to much to appearances.”

“Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.”

“It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.”

“As the twig is bent the tree inclines.”

“Who asks whether the enemy were defeated by strategy or valor?”

“The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.”

“Time is flying never to return.”

“To have died once is enough.”