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Virgil means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Journal of the Madras University, vol.28 (history)

Virgil is the name of an ancient Roman poet who lived anterior to the Tamil poets Kapilar and Paranar.—The well developed culture of Tamils so far back as the age of Tolkappiyam in the V century B.C. has to be also explained in its own turn with reference to our accumulated knowledge of the classical history of the West. If this century in Tamil history excels in the science of grammar, as the Greeks excelled during the period in poetry and dramatic poetry, what happened in Rome in a later period is analogous to the second era of Tamil literature, the first three centuries of the Christian era, now generally known as the Sangam age. Roman poets like Virgil, Horace and Ovid (Ovid died in 17 A.D.) are only a little anterior to our Tamil poets Kapilar and Paranar and the whole host of them.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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