Publius Vergilius Maro, commonly known as Virgil, was a Latin poet and writer.
He was born near Mantua in 70 BC and died in Brindisi in 19 BC. He is known for his literary works the Bucolics and the Georgics, but mainly for the Aeneid, which recounts the origins of Rome.
The third book of the Opera tells of Aeneas’ journey to Sicily, where he also describes Ortygia.