As it is known, the Emperor Augustus exchanged an abundant correspondence with Virgil. Of all these letters there is unfortunately nothing left except a short excerpt of a response from Virgil, which has been preserved through Macrobius. A valuable document, but which has perhaps not yet yielded all its secrets.
Today online: Virgil challenges Augustus. A new blow to the legend of a cloudless friendship between the author of the Aeneid and his imperial "protector".