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The Eclogues

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The Eclogues by Virgil
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Haunting and enigmatic, Virgil's Eclogues combined a Greek literary form with scenes from contemporary Roman life to create a work that inspired a whole European tradition of pastoral poetry. For despite their rustic setting and the beauty of their phrasing, the poems in Virgil's first collection are also grounded in reality. Shepherds are overwhelmed by the torments of poetic love - but they must also endure such real-life events as the tragic consequences of Julius Caesar's murder in 44 bc and a civil war. In giving unforgettable expression to the disasters of the day through poetry, the Eclogues paved the way for the Georgics and the Aeneid, the two greatest works of Latin literature, and are also a major masterpiece in their own right.

Author Biography

Virgil (70-19BC) studied rhetoric and philosophy in Rome where he became a court poet. As well as The Aeneid, his Eclogues earned him the reputation as the finest Latin poet.
Release date NZ
January 26th, 1984
Author
Contributor
Translated by Guy Lee
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
bibliog
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
144
Dimensions
129x198x8
ISBN-13
9780140444193
Product ID
1683940

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