VIRGIL


VIRGIL
(70-19 B.C.)
   Roman poet and scholar whose history of Rome, the Aeneid, was adopted as a basic text in education throughout the Roman Empire. His work exercised great influence over early CHRISTIAN thinkers who appreciated his high moral standards and PHILOSOPHY of HISTORY and is the most quoted classical author by Christian writers in the EARLY CHURCH.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Virgil — bezeichnet eine Variante des Vornamens Virgilius Vergil (Publius Vergilius Maro, später auch Publius Virgilius Maro; 70–19 v. Chr.), römischer Dichter den Taifun Virgil im Pazifik 1999 Virgil bezeichnet Gebäude Bildungshaus Salzburg St. Virgil… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • VIRGIL° — (Vergil; Publius Vergilius Maro; 70–19 B.C.E.), greatest Roman poet. Though Virgil nowhere mentions the Jews directly, there are several indications in two of his greatest works, the Eclogues and the Aeneid, that he was aware of Jewish tradition …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Virgil — Virgil, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 266 Housing Units (2000): 89 Land area (2000): 1.881904 sq. miles (4.874110 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.881904 sq. miles (4.874110 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Virgil's — can refer to:*Virgil s Root Beer, an American root beer *St Virgil s College, an Australian school *Anything relating to the Roman poet Publius Vergilius Maro, better known as Virgil *Virgil s tomb …   Wikipedia

  • Virgil, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 266 Housing Units (2000): 89 Land area (2000): 1.881904 sq. miles (4.874110 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.881904 sq. miles (4.874110 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Virgil, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 113 Housing Units (2000): 61 Land area (2000): 0.551321 sq. miles (1.427916 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.004883 sq. miles (0.012647 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.556204 sq. miles (1.440563 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Virgil, SD — U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 25 Housing Units (2000): 15 Land area (2000): 1.001563 sq. miles (2.594037 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.001563 sq. miles (2.594037 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Virgil — m Usual English form of the name of the most celebrated of Roman poets, Publius Vergilius Maro (70–19 BC). The correct Latin spelling is Vergilius, but it was early altered to Virgilius by association with virgo maiden or virga stick. Today the… …   First names dictionary

  • Virgil —   [v ],    1) römischer Dichter, Vergil.    2) Vergil, Bischof, ✝ Salzburg 27. 11. 784; kam als Wandermönch aus Irland; 745 Bischof und Abt in Salzburg sowie Missionar in Kärnten. In die von ihm 767 774 erbaute Salzburger …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Virgil — is the preferred spelling of the name of the Roman poet, not Vergil (despite the Latin form Publius Vergilius Maro) …   Modern English usage

  • Virgil — [vʉr′jəl] [< L Vergilius, name of the Roman gens to which the poet belonged] (L. name Publius Vergilius Maro) 70 19 B.C.; Rom. poet: author of the Aeneid Virgilian [Virjil′ē ən] adj …   English World dictionary


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