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illa, ‘yon,’ known and observed from far and near by the whole world, and so sometimes best rendered by ‘famous.’ So it is used in retrospect of the past (i. 79, of the Demiurge, “ille opifex rerum, mundi melioris origo”), in prospect of the future ( Cic. ad Cic. Att.x. VIII. 8, “tempus est nos de illa perpetua iam, non de hac exigua vita cogitare”), of that which is matter of common knowledge and experience ( Lucr. i. 82,saepius illa religio peperit scelerosa atque impia facta”, id. IV. 181,ut est cycni melior canor ille gruum quam clamor”, and so often in similes, Virg. Aen.XII. 5), and especially of the gods, as we speak of ‘heaven above’ ( Virg. Aen.VII. 110, “sic Iuppiter ille monebat”, where see Henry and Conington).

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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 12.5
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