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VIRGIL OR VERGIL (PUBLIUS VIRGILIUS MARO VERGIL)
Roman epic, didactic and idyllic poet
(70 BC - 19 BC)
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My right hand is to me as a god.
  [Lat., Dextra mihi Deus.]
      - The Aeneid (X, 773) [Hand]

Brave men ne'er warred with the dead and vanquished.
  [Lat., Nullum cum victis certamen et aethere cassis.]
      - The Aeneid (XI, 104) [War]

Believe one who has tried it.
  [Lat., Experto credite.]
      - The Aeneid (XI, 283) [Experience]

Ae half the prayer wi' Phoebus grace did find
  The t'other half he whistled down the wind.
    [Lat., Audit, et voti Phoebus succedere partem
      Mente didit, partem volucres dispersit in auras.]
      - The Aeneid (XI, 794),
        (translation by Scott) [Prayer]

And the hood of the horses shakes the crumbling field as they run.
  [Lat., Quadrupedumque putrem cursu quatit ungula campum.]
      - The Aeneid (XI, 875),
        cited as an example of onomatopoeia
        [Horses]

Persevere: It is fitting, for a better fate awaits the afflicted.
  [Lat., Perge; decet. Forsan miseros meliora sequentur.]
      - The Aeneid (XII, 153) [Fate]

Learn, O youth, virtue from me and true labor; fortune from others.
  [Lat., Disce, puer, virtutem ex me, verumque laborem;
    Fortunam ex aliis.]
      - The Aeneid (XII, 435) [Learning]

The medicine increases the disease.
  [Lat., Aegrescitque medendo.]
      - The Aeneid (XII, 46) [Medicine]

It is then so sad a thing to die.
  [Lat., Usque adeone mori miserum est?]
      - The Aeneid (XII, 646) [Death]


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