"Audents fortuna invat," or in English, "Fortune favors the bold." -Virgil
By Katie Downing
These words of wisdom can be used in the world many different ways. An example where this saying would apply is in the cases of Kesha and Nicki Minaj; they dress very crazily and are very adventurous with what they wear. They get paid a lot of money for what they do. A more personal situation where this precept would apply is when two girls like the same boy, but one of the girls is too shy to do anything about it, so the other girl asks the boy out and gets him because she stepped up and was bold.
I think this precept means that sometimes you have to take a stand and keep it to accomplish what you want to. It also means that you have to be bold in order to achieve what you want in life, you can't just get everything handed to you. And it also means you have to be willing to take a stand on something or for something, even if it means sticking out, to get what you want. You have to stand your ground and you can't back down.
Virgil's real name was Publius Virgilius Maro, but is Virgil or Vergil in English. He was born on October fifteenth, 70 B.C., which just happens to also be my brother's birthday. He was born in northern Italy in a village known as Andes. His first major works was Eclgues; a poem about the sorrows of the times. He spent seven years on his next major works, the Georgics; a poem that was over two thousand lines and was divided into four books. Virgil died on September twenty first from a fever.