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In existographies, Virgil (2025-1974 BE) (70-19 BCM) (IQ:170|#393) (Cattell 1000:57) (RGM:143|1,350+) (PR:160|65AE / writer:18) (Murray 4000:4|WL) (CR:24) (LH:4) (TL:28) was a Roman poet, noted for []


Quotes | On

The following are quotes on Virgil:

“I was going to ‘take the fur’, i.e. obtain a doctorate in theology, and install myself among the doctors of Sorbonne. On my way, I meet a beautiful woman as an angel; I want to sleep with her, and I do; I have three children by her an I am ‘forced’ to abandon my mathematics, which I loved, my Homer and Virgil, which I always had in my pocket, the theater, for which I had a taste, and was only too happy to undertake the Encyclopedia [1751], to which I devoted 25-years of my life.”
Denis Diderot (c.1780), “Reflections of 1743”[1]

Quotes | By

The following are quotes by Virgil:

Mens agitat molem[2] et magno se corpore miscet.”
“The mind moves mass and mixes itself with a large body.” [English]
— Virgil (c.25BC), Aeneid (§6: Transmigration of Souls, lines, 724-); cited by John Herschel (1865) in "On the Origin of Force"

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  1. (a) Diderot, Denis. (c.1780). Works, Volume Four (Oeuveres, Volume Four: Esthetique et Theatre) (pgs. 730-31). Laffont, 1997.
    (b) Blom, Philipp. (2010). A Wicked Company: Holbach’s Salon and the Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment (Amz) (pg. 21). McClelland, 2011.
  2. Mens agitat molem (2018) –

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