In such cases these women were made Vestal Virgins in the temples.
In such carpenta may the vestal virgins have ascended the Capitol.
Messalina implored the protection of Vibidia, the chief of the Vestal Virgins.
The vestal virgins had the right of burial within the city itself.
The office of the vestal virgins in Rome was to preserve the holy fire.
This he did to prevent her marrying, for this was forbidden to Vestal virgins.
You know, monseigneur, upon what condition the vestal virgins at Rome were chosen?
The Vestal virgins, priestesses who tended the flame, were held in the highest honor.
One who has read of the vestal virgins of old will recognize at once where monkery originated.
Then there are the deva dasies, our 'vestal virgins,' of whom even small and poor temples have one or two to boast.