Publius Vergilius Maro (70 B.C.E., Mantua, Italy) primarily known as the author of The Aeneid, the epic poem which links the birth of Rome to the Trojan war, and thus to the Homeric Cycle. The Aeneid is considered the pinnacle of classical Latin literature. He lived reclusively and few knew him, although he was very famous in his time.
Samael Aun Weor wrote Magic of the Runes to examine the esoteric mysteries hidden in The Aeneid.
"Naudæus, in defending Virgil from accusations of sorcery, attempted a wholesale denial of the miracles supposedly performed by Virgil and produced enough evidence to convict the poet on all counts. Among other strange fears, Virgil fashioned a fly out of brass, and after certain mysterious ceremonies, placed it over one of the gates of Naples. As a result, no flies entered the city for more than eight years." - Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1922)
"We must accept our burdens gracefully, for when the student takes the Path, he is often plunged into ranges of experience which other men escape, in order to teach him to have command of himself in his environment, and thus learn the reason why he has been placed there."