The Aeneid is an epic poem by Virgil that was first published around 19 BCE. It recounts the hero Aeneas’s perilous journey from Troy to Italy, as he takes on a mission to establish a prophesied world of peace, order, and stability, founding what will one day become Rome. The poem suggests that human greatness, insofar as empires are concerned, results from fidelity to fate and destiny, rather than independent volition. Read key facts, the plot summary, and important quotes.


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