- (Publius Vergilius Maro; 70-19 BCE)Considered the most important poet of the ancient Roman era, Virgil was born in a small village near Mantua to a well-to-do family of landowners. He was educated in Cremona, Milan, and Rome, where he studied medicine, mathematics, law, and rhetoric. Civil disturbances in 49 BCE forced Virgil to flee from Rome to Naples, and there he studied with the Epicurean philosopher Siro and began his career as poet. He composed his Eclogues in 39 BCE and the Georgics 10 years later, both on the rustic life. With Emperor Augustus' backing, he wrote his greatest masterpiece, the Aeneid, an epic poem intended to build upon Homer's Iliad and Odyssey that combined history and mythology, which proved to be a major source for artists. Virgil died while journeying to Greece when he caught a fever that proved fatal.
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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