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CARO, Miguel Antonio, Colombian author, born in Bogota, Colombia, 10 November, 1848. While very young he became noted for his knowledge of the Latin classics. He contributed to periodicals, and edited several works. He is the author of "Poesi-as" (1866); "Estudios sobre el utilitarismo" (1869); "Gramatica latina," in collaboration with R. J. Cuervo ; "Tratado del participio" ; "Horas de amor," and other books. But his reputation is chiefly due to his translation into Spanish verse of Virgil's complete works (3 vols., 1873-'5). He is a corresponding member of the Royal Spanish academy, and one of the founders of the Colombian academy; he has been a representative and senator in the Colombian congress, and is now (1886) national librarian.--His father, Jose EUSEB10 CARO, is a man of some note in Colombian literature.
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