most distinguished poet of the Augustan Age; Rome's greatest poet; author of Aeneid; Equivalent to Greece's great poet Homer
friend of Virgil's; sophisticated writer who enjoyed pointing out some of the "follies and vices" of his age.
Roman historian; masterpiece "The Early History of Rome"; saw history a source of moral lessons
the dominant male in a family
led most famous slave revolt in southern Italy
apartment blocks where the poor lived