How to use Virgil in a sentence
The Roman poet Virgil was said to have designed a series of animated wooden statues, each representing a province of the Roman Empire, and holding a bell that would ring if the province threatened revolt.
Virgil made fashion accessible to regular people and made sure to include those who came up with him along the way.
When I happened to mention this to Virgil, he immediately offered to help, calling up Nike, and after what seemed like about a minute later, thirty jerseys were on their way to those young players.
The thing about Virgil wasn’t just his remarkable ability to speak to the moment, or his relentless drive to create, create, create.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The result is gore, as in when Virgil is slashed and ripped to pieces.
So Virgil, "Solemnes tum forte dapes et tristia dona ante urbem in luco," &c.
Later he studied well, however, and became filled with a love of Virgil and Homer.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
You have intelligence and powers of invention, as Virgil and Horace had; but perhaps it is not absolutely the same intelligence.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Who has not devoured the classical dictionary before he has learned to scan the lines of Homer or of Virgil?Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
Virgil borrowed many of his thoughts, and was regarded as the prince of Roman song in the time of Cicero.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for Virgil
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)
- Virgilian or Vergilian, adjective
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Cultural definitions for Virgil
An ancient Roman poet; the author of the Aeneid, one of the great epics of Western literature.
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