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Magia Polla
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[German version]

(also Maia). Mother of the poet Vergilius, of lowly birth. Her dream of the birth of Virgil in Suetonius (Suet. De viris illustribus, Vergilius 1-3).


G. Brugnoli, Phocas, Vita di Vergilio, 1984

Id. (ed.), Vitae Vergilianae antiquae, 1997.

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Strothmann, Meret (Bochum), “Magia Polla”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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