70 B.C.E.–19 B.C.E. Roman poet best known for The Aeneid, an epic poem.
At a Glance
There are two gates of Sleep, one of which it is held is made of horn and by it easy egress is given to real ghosts; the other shining, fashioned of gleaming white ivory, but the shades send deceptive visions that way to the light. (Book 6, line 893)
Jane of Lantern Hill, chapter 8 (“Jane went very happily through the gates of sleep”).
Partington, Angela, ed. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.