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The ''Aeneid'' is a fictional poetic work by [[Virgil]], about the founding of Rome.  It is the counterpart of the Greek ''[[Iliad]]'' and ''[[Odyssey]]''.
 
The ''Aeneid'' is a fictional poetic work by [[Virgil]], about the founding of Rome.  It is the counterpart of the Greek ''[[Iliad]]'' and ''[[Odyssey]]''.
  
It opens with the famous words ''Arma virumque cano'' ("Of arms and the man I sing,") which is often alluded to in literature, for example in the title of [[George Bernard Shaw]]'s play ''Arms and the Man.''
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It opens with the famous words ''Arma virumque cano'' ("Of arms and the man I sing,") which is often alluded to in literature. For example, the title of [[George Bernard Shaw]]'s play is ''Arms and the Man.''
  
 
[[Category:Poetry]]
 
[[Category:Poetry]]

Revision as of 17:47, 2 May 2007

The Aeneid is a fictional poetic work by Virgil, about the founding of Rome. It is the counterpart of the Greek Iliad and Odyssey.

It opens with the famous words Arma virumque cano ("Of arms and the man I sing,") which is often alluded to in literature. For example, the title of George Bernard Shaw's play is Arms and the Man.