Publius Vergilius Maro was a Roman poet, contemporary of Augustus and Ovid and admirer of Catullus, who composed The Aeneid, setting out how Trojan refugees founded the greatest city in the world. Or, rather, founded the tribe that would later give birth to the founders.
He also features in Dante's Divine Comedy (where he guides Dante through Hell and Purgatory).
Not to be confused with the other Vergil.
Virgil provides examples of the following tropes:
- Call to Agriculture
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Parthenias"/'the Virgin,' due to his excessive shyness and modesty.
- Pretty Boy: So it seems.
- Shrinking Violet: reportedly would hide from his fans, ducking into the nearest building if recognized on the street.
- Southern-Fried Genius: well, the Roman equivalent. Vergil was from Mantua- a region only recently granted Roman citizenship- and maintained his thick regional accent.
- Invisible to Gaydar
- The Perfectionist: so, SO much.