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  Preserve Virgil
Prior to settlement and cultivation, the Virgil area was characterized by seasonal marsh land and grasslands.
Virgil voters elected Debbie Washburn as Village President in the April village elections along with Trustees Jamie LeBlanc, Peter Walker, and Jay Seyller.
In 2005, Virgil voters elected three Preserve Virgil supported candidates to the Village Board to halt consideration of the proposed 2670-home Founders Creek development – and, in a special advisory referendum, voted more than 2 to 1 against the proposed development.
www.preservevirgil.com   (468 words)

  Virgil - Biography and Works
Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in a small village near Mantua in Northern Italy.
Virgil attended school at Cremona and Milan, and then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and completed his studies in Naples.
Virgil was buried near Naples but there are doubts as to the authenticity of the so-called Tomb of Virgil in the area.
www.online-literature.com /virgil   (566 words)

  GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of Virgil
Legend has it that when Virgil was in the womb, his mother dreamed that she gave birth to a laurel branch that, once planted, sprung immediately from the earth, and within moments became a tree heavily laden with fruit and flowers.
The very next day, Virgil’s mother was walking along a dirt path when she suddenly flung herself into a ditch and then delivered such an extraordinarily mild-mannered child that all who encountered him remarked that he was surely destined for greatness.
Virgil’s parents were relatively well-to-do farm owners with a considerable amount of property to their name, and they provided their son with an education befitting his thirst for knowledge.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/authors/about_virgil.html   (679 words)

  Virgil - MSN Encarta
Virgil was born Publius Vergilius Maro in Andes, a village in northern Italy near Mantua (Mantova).
Virgil was thoroughly educated in Greek and Roman literature, rhetoric, and philosophy in the Italian cities of Cremona, Milan, Rome, and Naples.
Virgil preserved the pastoral style of his predecessor, such as the good-natured banter of the shepherds and their love songs, dirges, and singing matches, but he gave the Eclogues an original and more national character by introducing real persons and events into the poems and by referring through allegory to other persons and events.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570049/Virgil.html   (575 words)

  VIRGIL - LoveToKnow Article on VIRGIL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Virgils susceptibility to the beauty of nature appears in the truth with which his work suggests the charm of Italythe fresh life of an Italian spring, the delicate hues of the wild flowers and the quiet beauty of the pastures and orchards of his native district.
Virgil is in thorough sympathy with the best restorative tendenciesreligious, social and national of his time; Lucretius was driven into isolation by the anarchic and dissolving forces of his.
Virgil brought the two great instrument* of varied and continuous harmony and of a rich, chastened and noble style to the highest perfection of which the Latin tongue was capable.
49.1911encyclopedia.org /V/VI/VIRGIL.htm   (6235 words)

 Virgil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Virgil was born in the village of Andes, near Mantua in Cisalpine Gaul (Gaul south of the Alps; present-day northern Italy).
Virgil explores the various emotions surrounding these appropriations and other aspects of rural life in the Eclogues, his earliest poetry first published in the mid-30's BC, but modern scholars largely reject the effort to seek to identify him with characters in his poetry and thus to garner further biographical details from his own life.
The tomb known as "Virgil's tomb" is found at the entrance of an ancient Roman tunnel (also known as "grotta vecchia") in the Parco di Virgilio in Piedigrotta, a district two miles from old Naples, near the Mergellina harbor, on the road heading north along the coast to Pozzuoli.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Virgil   (1698 words)

 BBC - History - Virgil (70 BC - 19 BC)
Virgil's next work was the 'Georgics', published in 29 BC and was a didactic poem, in four books, on farming.
Virgil's last work was the 'Aeneid', an epic poem in twelve books which looks back to Homer's two epic poems the 'Odyssey' and the 'Iliad', of the eighth century BC.
Virgil himself died of a fever in 19 BC.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/virgil.shtml   (368 words)

 Virgil - Ctystalinks
Virgil was born in the village of Andes, near Mantua in Cisalpine Gaul (Gaul south of the Alps; present-day northern Italy).
The tomb known as "Virgil's Tomb" is found at the entrance of Posilippo Cave (also known as "grotta vecchia") in the Parco di Virgilio a Piedigrotta, located in the Piedigrotta district two miles from old Naples, on the road heading north along the coast to Pozzuoli.
Virgil devoted his last ten years to the composition of the Aeneid, a mythological epic in 12 books describing the seven-year wanderings of the hero Aeneas from the fall of Troy to his military victory in Italy.
www.crystalinks.com /virgil.html   (1662 words)

 Virgil - Books and Biography
During the reign of emperor Augustus, Virgil became a member of his court circle and was advanced by a minister, Maecenas, patron of the arts and close friend to the poet Horace.
Between 42 and 37 B.C.E. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as BUCOLIC or ECLOGUES ('rustic poems' and 'selections'), spent years on the GEORGICS (literally, 'pertaining to agriculture'), a didactic work on agriculture, and the cultivation of the olive and vine, the rearing of livestock, and beekeeping.
Virgil was buried near Naples but there are doubts that the so-called Tomb of Virgil in the area is authentic.
www.readprint.com /author-86/-Virgil   (961 words)

 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Virgil: the poet as magician | Latin magus magician Aeneid pastorals ...
Raised in a rural area near Mantua, Italy, Virgil (or Vergil as it is sometimes spelt) was well educated and from the age of 31, lived either in Rome or near Naples, associated with his patron, Maecenas, Emperor Octavian's minister of internal affairs.
Virgil’s primacy in Latin poetry was immediate and immense; in his own lifetime his books were classics, and before he was long dead his writings had become a major part of the western European canon.
Virgil was large in person and stature, with a swarthy complexion, a peasant's brow, and uneven health, for he commonly suffered from pain in his stomach, throat, and head; indeed, he often spat up blood.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /virgil.html   (2118 words)

Virgil's bird-noises delighted the naive ears of medieval poets, and the imitated noises of lark-song in particular are enshrined in fifteenth-century French and English: `Tirra Lirra by the river' sang Lord Tennyson.
Virgil complained of a weak stomach on the journey to Brindisi he took with Maecenas and Horace three years after the treaty, but he was a tall, well built man with a healthy country countenance and a dark colour.
Virgil was clearly the master of those tiny, tinkling phrases that are so charming and in the end so deadly in the Greek Anacreontics of his time and their Latin offspring.
partners.nytimes.com /books/first/l/levi-virgil.html   (10907 words)

 Virgil Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Virgil (70-19 BC), or Publius Vergilius Maro, was the greatest Roman poet.
Virgil's life spans the bloody upheavals of the last decades of the violent Roman civil war (133-31 B.C.) and the first years of the era of order, stability, and peace created by Augustus (the grandnephew and adopted son of Julius Caesar, he succeeded him in power at Rome).
Virgil's contemporary poets were the lyricist and satirist Horace and the writers of elegy Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid.
www.bookrags.com /biography/virgil   (189 words)

 Virgil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Virgil, the famous ancient Roman poet, was born Publius Vergilius Maro at Andes, Italy, on the Ides of October in 70 B.C. Here is a mosaic of him...
Virgil spent his early life in Andes which is not far from Mantua.
It was September 21, 19 B.C. Virgil was said to be a large person, but always in very bad health, for he commonly suffered from pain in his stomach, throat, and head.
www.vroma.org /~jhaughto/Virgil.htm   (455 words)

 Virgil in the Divine Comedy
The Virgil in the Divine Comedy is not a shy, gentle man prone to philosophy and always mindful of his rustic Mantuan farming roots.
Virgil, to both Dante the poet and Dante the pilgrim, is a mentor.
Dante held Virgil's poetry up as an example for himself, so Virgil was first and foremost a poet of the highest caliber.
users.erols.com /antos/dante/divine_com.html   (538 words)

 Virgil18 [WP5]
Virgil had rheumatic fever when he was a kid, and has known he had a heart problem for a long time, although I had never heard about it.
Virgil didn't recognize me at all when I first walked in, and I got an awful rush of fear that I'd gotten here too late to say goodbye, but a few hours later, he woke up and knew everybody.
Virgil really got tired in and out of a dream announced that he had flunked 6 questions on his master's exam.
www.breskin.com /writing/virgil1.htm   (3462 words)

Virgil was orn on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua - probably but not certainly the modern Pietole.
During the reign of emperor Augustus, Virgil became a member of his court circle and was aided by minister Maecenas, patronage of arts and close friend to poet Horace.
Between 42 and 37 B.C.E. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as Bucolic or Eclogues ('rustic poems' and 'selections'), spent years on the Georgics (literally, 'pertaining to agriculture'), a didactic work on agriculture, and the cultivation of the olive and vine, livestock, and beekeeping.
www.classicreader.com /author.php/aut.59   (919 words)

 The Virgil Programming Language
Virgil builds on ideas from object-oriented, statically typed languages like Java, providing a clean, consistent source language.
Virgil is an new, light-weight object-oriented programming language that is designed for building software for resource-constrained embedded systems at the lowest level.
Virgil also provides a whole-program compiler system that applies novel global optimization techniques to produce efficient machine code that runs directly on the hardware, without the need of a virtual machine or a language runtime system.
compilers.cs.ucla.edu /virgil   (417 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Virgil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Virgil was born on 15th October in 70BCE in Andes near Mantua in northern Italy (then the province of Cisalpine Gaul).
Virgil was educated at Cremona until his fifteenth birthday when he came of age, thereupon he continued his studies at Mediolanum (Milan) and shortly afterwards moved to Rome.
However that may be, Virgil never married; he was dubbed Parthenias (“the maiden”) at Naples, though the nickname seems to have been mainly attributable to his modesty and shyness.
www.litencyc.com /php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5079   (618 words)

 Island of Freedom - Virgil
Virgil spent his childhood on his father's farm and was educated at Cremona, Milan, and then Rome, where he studied rhetoric.
The horror of disease, embodied in the ravages of a plague, is relieved by the picture of the light and joyous bees, whose cultivation is said to have resulted from the tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Virgil's style and technique of versification influenced English poets John Milton, in the 17th century, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in the 19th century, who called Virgil's work, his art of cumulative imagery, his use of language, and the music of his hexameters "the stateliest measure ever moulded by the lips of man."
www.island-of-freedom.com /VIRGIL.HTM   (1158 words)

 Virgil Lives!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Virgil fell ill on his way to Greece, where he intended to spend three years polishing his poem, and died in 19 B.C. in the eastern Italian port city known today as Brindisi.
Part of the explanation for Virgil's modern decline is classicists' general preference for Greek sources over Latin--which began slowly in the Renaissance and gathered irresistible momentum through the sheer power of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German scholarship.
Similarly, the second half of the "Aeneid" is Virgil's "Iliad," recounting battles in Italy and connecting Roman history with the heroic age of the Trojan War.
weeklystandard.com /Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/145nejiv.asp   (466 words)

 Drummerworld: Virgil Donati
Virgil Donati was born in Melbourne Australia, and got his first drumset at age 3.
At age 19 Virgil travelled to the U.S. to study with Philly Jo Jones, and at Dick Groves School in L.A. He also took lessons from snare drum specialist Murry Spivak.
Virgil Donati has not only taken doublebass drumming to alien levels, but the combined experience of this amazing player has to be seen to believe it!
www.drummerworld.com /drummers/Virgil_Donati.html   (491 words)

 glbtq >> literature >> Virgil
Virgil wrote approvingly of male love in many works, and his second eclogue became the most famous poem on that subject in Latin literature.
The pastoral setting of so many of Virgil's shorter poems was not merely a literary convention; he was in fact born on a farm near Mantua and throughout his life struck his contemporaries as shy, awkward, and countrified.
Both of the boys had, presumably, been slaves, but apart from this, Virgil's relation to them seems to have approximated to the Greek ideal, according to which the older man became the protector and mentor of the younger.
www.glbtq.com /literature/virgil.html   (858 words)

 St. Virgil Salzburg — Education Centre, Conference Centre & Hotel in Salzburg — the city of Mozart
St Virgil — the Salzburg archdiocese centre for adult education - with a multifaceted education programme.
St Virgil — a meeting place for seminars, conferences and functions in the Festival City of Salzburg.
St Virgil — the hotel where you can catch your breath and relax in the midst of an extensive park and yet still be in the Festival City of Salzburg.
www.virgil.at /en   (79 words)

 Bush Regales Dinner Guests With Impromptu Oratory On Virgil's Minor Works | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
According to guests, the subject of Virgil arose serendipitously, when a servant opened a window in the Red Room, to which the group had retired for after-dinner drinks.
"It is said that while Virgil's mother was with child, she dreamt she gave birth to a laurel branch, which, upon touching the ground, sprang up into a full-grown tree, its branches laden with ripe fruits and flowers.
According to White House regulars, it is not uncommon for Bush to engage guests in discussions of whatever subject strikes his fancy, from the symphony playing in the background to the history of a style of jewelry a guest happens to be wearing.
www.theonion.com /content/node/31077   (931 words)

 PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century - Ancient Voices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Virgil wrote about the pastoral life and work on the farm.
Virgil felt it was these virtues above all others that would help secure Rome's place in history.
Having lived through the turmoil that brought an end to the Roman Republic, Virgil's poetry is keenly attuned to the costs and benefits of Imperial rule.
www.pbs.org /empires/romans/voices   (378 words)

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