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"O relics, dear / while fate and god allowed, receive my spirit / and free me from these cares; for I have lived / and journeyed through the course assigned by fortune" (Dido speaking, Virgil, Aeneid, 4.898-901).

The Aeneid

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Virgil

70 BCE – 19 BCE

Publius Vergilius Maro (or Vergil) is the greatest of the ancient Latin poets, and the author of Rome’s national epic, the Aeneid.

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