Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Virgil (Roman writer)

Etymologies

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Virgil +‎ -ian

Examples

  • The islanders might well be dismayed at the prospect of a seclusion which promised to recall the Virgilian line:

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2)

  • Partly, I read Dumuzi as weaker because the image I get of him is not of Inanna returning to find him set up as a ruler in her place; rather he's lazing about, playing his music (like the Davidic/Virgilian shepherd-boy-musician he is) and generally not fulfilling his responsibility of grief as her consort and thereby inferior (unlike the sons she doesn't sic the demons on).

    A Theory of Modes and Modalities

  • He was like those figures who visit the Underground in Homeric and Virgilian mythology and then return to life aboveground having gained—and being known for—some kind of near-mystical authority.

    How the End Begins

  • The last chapter of Fall of Frost is a recapitulation of Dante's opening of the Divine Comedy, with Frost now cast in the thankless but endearing Virgilian role as the unsaveable guide to the hopers of salvation.

    Brian Hall - An interview with author

  • In the Celtics 'world, it's no sign of toughness if Kobe Bryant plays through a broken finger and tweaked knee and a gimpy ankle for most of the season, or if young Andrew Bynum postpones surgery to hobble along on a torn knee -- but it's Shakespearean tragedy, nay, a Virgilian epic, if the Celtics are forced to soldier on minus an injured Kendrick Perkins.

    Rob Asghar: The Uniquely Bostonian Form of Sports Arrogance

  • Digby Playground on Virgilian Street in East New Orleans is preparing for improvements that neighbors have requested from the city for years.

    Susan Buchanan: City Playgrounds Tackle Toxic Soil and Equipment

  • I mean, you've got all the Virgilian stuff, which is totally about the idyll, and you have opening and closing sections which state pretty blatantly "This is in the Epic idiom", the spin I'm trying to put on it, I guess, being that the idyll is here and now, inside us, if we want it to be, if we recognise it.

    Of Genres and Sub-Genres

  • The Virgilian paraphrase "virtutibus itur ad astra" suggests that one might enter the pantheon of communal memory by virtuous deeds, joining the elect members of uomini illustri depicted above the intarsia. 312 It is likely that the astral significance of this paraphrase was also taken more literally.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • It is likely that Calliope, usually represented by a trumpet, is signified by the Virgilian verses on the lectern.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Then I decided to add a few images and especially to tighten the vid's timing, which dragged I'd put too much text onto each frame, and then had to allow time to read the Virgilian language.

    Archive 2009-02-01

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