Examples from the Web for virgil
Solzhenitsyn was my Virgil many a time as I passed through the circles of incarceration.
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|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The result is gore, as in when Virgil is slashed and ripped to pieces.
The hand of Death is said to be unjust or unequal, as Virgil was considerably older than Tibullus, at his decease.Fugitive Pieces|George Gordon Noel Byron
Mr Conington, therefore, thought the phrase a slip on the part of Virgil.Alfred Tennyson|Andrew Lang
Virgil, upon a pillar 'of tinned iron clere,' supports 'the fame of pius Æneas.'
It is probable that this passage was left unfinished by Virgil.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
It is pleasant to know that, in his boyhood, this great romancer loved Virgil.Essays in Little|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for virgil
Derived FormsVirgilian or Vergilian, adjective
Culture definitions for virgil
An ancient Roman poet; the author of the Aeneid, one of the great epics of Western literature.