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19 BCE Roman poet Virgil dies

Publius Vergilius Maro was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. According to the tradition, Virgil traveled to Greece in about 19 BC to revise the Aeneid. After meeting Augustus in Athens and deciding to return home, Virgil caught a fever. After crossing to Italy by ship, weakened with disease, Virgil died in Brundisium harbor.


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