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Publius Vergilius Maro (15 October 70 BCE – 21 September 19 BCE), commonly referred to as Virgil or Vergil, was an ancient Roman poet during the reign of Emperor Augustus.

Among his most famous works is the Aeneid, an epic telling the story of the wanderer Aeneas, whose travels take him from the shores of war-torn Troy to the troubled coasts of Italy, while plagued by the goddess Juno the whole way. The Aeneid strengthened the Romans during a period of transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.[1]

During the Middle Ages, Virgil gained a reputation as a great sorcerer and predictor of the future. According to a legend, he placed a magical egg in the foundation of the Castel dell'Ovo in Naples to support it. As long the egg was intact, Naples would be spared destruction.[2]

In 2012, Virgil was included in a mnemonic set in Abstergo Industries' Project Legacy.[3]


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