- The punishment for lost chastity of a Vestal Virgin was live burial, because that was considered the best way to kill them without spilling their blood.
- The purity of women represents and safeguards the purity of the state; thus the consecrated virginity of the Vestal Virgins upheld the integrity of ancient Rome.
- I have paid my devotions today both to the successor to St Peter and to the Vestal Virgins, who have no one left to remember them.
- We lived facing the temple of the Vestal Virgins across the Tiber.
- It was the punishment stipulated for Vestal Virgins found guilty of sexual misconduct.