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6-7 / 2015
Vasile Aaron, the First Romanian Biographer of the Latin Classics
Besides the works that he managed to publish during his life, V. Aaron has authored several other writings, of a completely different nature, which have remained unpublished. Faithful to his Enlightenment credo, Aaron pursues to acquaint his readership, schoolchildren especially, with the great works of Antiquity. To this end, he translates Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Virgil’s Aeneid, also appending to each of them a biography of the respective author. While Ovid’s biography has been published by Professor Nicolae Lascu, Virgil’s one has remained unknown and unpublished as yet. We here attempt to correct this omission.
Keywords: Vasile Aaron, Sibiu, Nicolae Lascu, Virgil, biography