This epic was written during the days of Augustus Caesar. In fact, the emperor actually commissioned Publius Vergilius Maro to write a great epic for the Romans to rival Homer’s. Virgil was already a renowned poet in Rome, known for the Eclogues and the Georgics (odes to the country life).
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