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The Aeneid

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The Aeneid is an Epic Poem

The Aeneid is an epic poem that tells the story of Prince Aenas of Troy It was  supposedly written by the poet Virgil over two thousand years ago. 

The story starts with the fall of Troy and tells about Prince Aenas and the survivors of Troy.  It contains all their adventures on their way to Italy.  It was written as a propaganda tale to justify Rome conquering other places.

Virgil, ancient poet and author of The Aeneas

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