Virgil, whose name was Publius Virgilius Maro, was born on the banks of the river Mincio, at the village of Andes, near Mantua. (B.C. 70-19.)
Sweet Maro's muse, sunk in inglorious rest, Had silent slept amid the Minclan reeds.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894