The Aeneid is Virgil’s Masterpiece. His epic poem recounts the story of Rome’s legendary origins from the ashes of Troy and proclaims her destiny of world dominion. This optimistic vision is accompanied by an undertow of sadness at the price that must be paid in human suffering to secure Rome’s future greatness.
Virgil, The Aeneid
“Friend, have the courage, To care little for wealth, and shape yourself, You too, to merit godhead.”