His greatest reputation came as the writer of brief epics, the most famous of which was his continuation of Virgil's Aeneid, known variously as the Supplementum (Supplement) or Aeneidos Liber XIII (Book 13 of the Aeneid). Completed in 1428, this 600-line poem starts immediately after the end of Virgil's epic, and describes Aeneas's marriage to Lavinia and his eventual deification. It is elegantly written, and its combination of classical learning and piety made it very popular in its day; it was often included in editions of the Aeneid in the fifteenth and sixteenth-centuries. An electronic text can be found at the Latin Library.
Vegio also wrote an epic Astyanax (1430), on the death of the son of Hector, prince of Troy, and a four-book epic Vellus Aureum (the Golden Fleece) (1431). During 1436–37 he completed his epic on the life of the Christian Saint Anthony, the Antoniad. Michael C. J. Putnam edited and translated Vegio's Short Epics for the I Tatti Renaissance Library (Harvard University Press).
Some of Vegio's poems were later set as motets by renaissance composers – an example being Huc me sidereo, set by Josquin, Jacobus Vaet, Orlando Di Lasso and the first motet of Adrian Willaert's 1559 Musica Nova collection.
- Poemata et epigrammata, 1422
- De morte Astyanactis, 1430
- Velleris aurei libri quattuor, 1431
- Religoius texts
- Antoniados sive de vita et laudibus sancti Antonii, 1436-1437
- De perseverantia religionis
- De quattuor hominis novissimis, morte, judicio, inferno et paradiso meditationes
- Vita sancti Bernardi Senensis
- Sanctae Monicae translationis ordo. Item de sanctae Monicae vita et ejus officium proprium
- Works about ethics
- Disceptatio inter solem, terram, et aurum.
- Dialogus Veritatis et Philalethis.
- Palinurus sive de felicitate et miseria, 1445.
- Historical works
- De rebus antiquis memorabilibus Basilicae sancti Petri Romae, 1455-1457.
- Works about law
- Vocabula ex iure civili excerpta (in Latin). Vicenza: Filippo Albino. 1477.
- Orlando Di Lasso, Complete Motets: Vol.14 Peter Bergquist 1997 – Page xix ""Huc me sidéreo": Gustave Reese ascribes the poem to Maffeo Vegio (or Veggio, 1407–58), a minor Italian humanist.25 The poem was set several times before Lasso, including settings by Josquin, Willaert, and Jacobus Vaet.26"
- David Marsh, Lucian and the Latins: humor and humanism in the early Renaissance, University of Michigan Press, 1998, p. 67-71.
- Charles L. Stinger, The Renaissance in Rome, Indiana University Press, 1985, p. 179-183.
- Maffeo Vegio Catholic Encyclopedia
- Philalethes From the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress
- (SPC) MSS BH 100 COCH Volume of works by Nicole Oresme, Maffeo Vegio, and Jordanus von Osnabrück at OPenn
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