Chronology_of_Vergil - Chronology of Vergil's Life Date BC 70 Oct 5 63 Vergil's Life Vergil born near Mantua Vergil living in Cremona 60 Vergil studying

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Chronology of Vergil's LifeDate BCVergil's LifeContemporary Events70, Oct. 5Vergil born near MantuaPompey and Crassus, consuls63Vergil living in CremonaCicero consul; Cataline's conspiracy. Birth of C. Octavius (later Augustus)60Vergil studying in CremonaFormation of the 'first triumvirate: Caesar, Pompey and Crassus.59Caesar consul58Caesar begins Gallic campaigns55Pompey and Crassus are consuls again54Vergil completes school in Cremona; goes to Milan.Crassus sets out for Parthia53Vergil goes to Rome for legal training.Crassus killed at Carrhae in Parthia' loses legionary standards.52-50Vergil gradually rejects other vocations, devotes self exclusively to poetry.Tension between Pompey and Caesar moves Rome to brink of civil war.49Vergil probably living in Cumae in Epicurean society, writingCaesar crosses the Rubicon, rapidly drives Pompey out of Italy44Caesar assassinated; by his will C. Octavius adopted (hence Octavian)42Philippi: Brutus and Cassius, the assassins, defeated

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