Virgil

O Cruel Alexis
  • O Cruel Alexis

  • Virgil

    'But I, while vineyards ring with the cicadas' scream,
    Retrace your steps, alone, beneath the burning sun.'

    Virgil's lyrical, wistful and often witty pastoral poems.

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    Publius Vergilius Maro (70-19 BCE). Virgil's other works available in Penguin Classics are The Aeneid, The Eclogues and The Georgics.

Robert Fagles was Athur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He was the recipient of the 1997 PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, to which he was elected. Robert Fagles died in 2008.