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Vergĭlĭus (not Virgĭlĭus ; the form Ver- is supported by the ancient MSS. and inscriptions in unbroken succession, to the fourth century A.D.; v. Ritschl, Opusc. Phil. 2, 779 sq.), ii, m.,
I.the name of a Roman gens; so, “esp., P. Vergilius Maro,a celebrated Roman poet, Hor. C. 1, 3, 6; 1, 24, 10; 4, 12, 13; id. S. 1, 5, 40.—Hence, Vergĭlĭ-ānus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to the poet Vergil, Vergilian: “virtus, Plin. praef. § 22: illud,Quint. 1, 3, 13: “VERGILIANVS POËTA,a writer of a cento of Vergilian verses, Inscr. Grut. 64, 5.
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