Appendix Vergiliana

The Appendix Vergiliana is a collection of writings traditionally ascribed as juvenilia of Virgil, although there are general doubts as to their authorship. However, because the authors who were influenced by Virgil thought they were authentic, they are still studied today to trace their influence, regardless of who wrote them.


  • Ciris
  • Culex ("The Gnat")
  • Lydia
  • Copa ("The Barmaid")
  • Aetna
  • Catalepton ("Trifles") -- a collection of poems

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Juvenilia is a term applied to literary or artistic works produced by an author during his or her youth.

The term was first recorded in 1622 in George Wither's poetry collection Ivvenilia.
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Publius Vergilius Maro

A bust of Virgil, from the entrance to his tomb in Naples, Italy.
Born: October 15, 70 BC
Andes, North Italy
Died: September 21, 19 BC
Occupation: Poet
Nationality: Roman
Genres: Epic poetry
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