(70 - 19 BCE) Commonly known as Rome's greatest poet, Vergil wrote three works, the Eclogues, Georgics, and the Aeneid, Rome's national epic, all in hexameter.
(99 - 55 BCE) A poet and philosopher, Lucretius wrote De Rerum Natura in order to transmit the ideas of Epicurean philosophy to the Roman elite.
(45 - 96 CE) One of the great poets from the Silver Age, Statius was a favorite of Domitian, whose own brutal regime may have influenced the grotesque carnage in Statius' epic, the Thebaid.
The poetry part of the AP syllabus consists of 844 lines from Vergil's Aeneid, Books 1, 2, 4, and 6.
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