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Roman Poets 1st Vice President Lucia Boadas Peña Phaedrus Born: 15BC, in Thrace Died: AD 50 in Italy Born a slave, became a freedman and received Greek education Works: Fables; short stories, animals, lesson, Latinized Aesopic tales Martial Born: AD 40 in Spain Died: AD 104 in Rome Countryside home, educated in Hispania, equestrian Works: Epigrams (satire) Catullus Born: 84 BC in Verona Died: 54 BC in Rome Wealthy, well- connected family Works: Neoteric style; lyric poetry, love and hatred Ovid Born: 43BC in Sulmo Died: AD17 in Tomis Equestrian, studied to become lawyer, exiled Works: Metamorphoses, Ars Amatoria, Amores, Heroides, Fasti 17 Horace Born: 65 BC in Venusia Died: 8 BC in Rome Samnite, born to freed slaves, Greek education, tribunus militum Works: Lyric poetry, Epodes, Ars Poetica Virgil Born: 70 BC in Mantua Died: 19 BC in Brundisium Peasant, countryfarm, educated at Rome, life centered around writing Works: Epic poetry; The Aeneid, Eclogues, Georgics