- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for virgil
Solzhenitsyn was my Virgil many a time as I passed through the circles of incarceration.Reading Prison Novels In Prison
May 24, 2014
What Virgil meant by that,” Thomas explains, “is that to steal means to improve upon, which is basically what Dylan is doing.
“Virgil himself was accused of stealing from Homer, and the voice of Bob Dylan is like that,” Thomas said.
Each of his 40 chapters, which range from Homer and Virgil to e-books and the future of literature, averages only six pages.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature
November 29, 2013
The result is gore, as in when Virgil is slashed and ripped to pieces.What Asian Film Remakes Like ‘Oldboy’ Get Wrong
November 26, 2013
Nay, this use was not unknown to the Latins, as may be proved from Virgil and Ovid.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Ellis Holbrook had a very clever one, arranged from his lesson in Virgil.
Except Virgil and this anonymous rhymer, I can recall no verse about cheese.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
He used it in translating the second and fourth books of Virgil's "Aeneid."A Dish Of Orts
It really must be done, Virgil: you don't want him to think she's ashamed of us, do you?Alice Adams
- Latin name Publius Vergilius Maro. 70–19 bc, Roman poet, patronized by Maecenas. The Eclogues (42–37), ten pastoral poems, and the Georgics (37–30), four books on the art of farming, established Virgil as the foremost poet of his age. His masterpiece is the Aeneid (30–19)
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An ancient Roman poet; the author of the Aeneid, one of the great epics of Western literature.
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