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Lot 268

1701 PUBLII VIRGILII MARONIS BUCOLICA ILLUSTRATED ANTIQUE POETRY

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Year/Century: 18th century
Language: Latin
Subject: Illustrated
Binding: Leather
Description: BUCOLICA, GEORGICA, et AENEIS PUBLII VIRGILII MARONIS Tom I London; 223 pages, 1701; exquisite engravings. Hand-tooled leather binding. Dimensions: 3 by 6.5". Excellent condition, slight wear. Latin text Known by most English speakers as Virgil or Vergil, Publius Vergilius Maro (70 BC – BC) was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan era. The Eclogues (also known as the Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid are three of the most well-known poetry in Latin literature that he authored. There are also a few small poems that are gathered in the Appendix Vergiliana and are occasionally credited to him. According to conventional wisdom, Virgil was one of Rome's best poets. Since it was written, his Aeneid has been regarded as the national epic of classical Rome. The Aeneid, which takes its cues from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, follows the Trojan exile Aeneas in his quest to fulfill his destiny and make it to Italy, the birthplace of Rome, where his descendants Romulus and Remus were to create the city. A significant and far-reaching impact of Virgil's writings may be seen throughout Western literature, particularly in Dante's Divine Comedy, where Virgil serves as Dante's tour guide through Hell and Purgatory.

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