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The Eclogues of Virgil

A Translation
Virgil (Book - 1999 )
The Eclogues of Virgil


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The Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful poems, which were influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do. "Song replying to song replying to song", touchingly comic, poignantly sad, sublimely joyful, the various music that these shepherds make echoes in scenes of repose and harmony, and of hardship and trouble in work and love. A bilingual edition, The Eclogues of Virgil includes concise, informative notes and an Introduction that describes the fundamental role of this deeply original book in the pastoral tradition.
Authors: Virgil
Uniform Title: Bucolica. English & Latin
Title: The eclogues of Virgil
a translation
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xv, 101 p. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by David Ferry
Notes: "Bilingual edition" in English and Latin
Additional Contributors: Ferry, David
ISBN: 0374146349
Branch Call Number: 873.01 V816ef 1999
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Comment by: Multcolib_Research Report This May 23, 2013

"These songs made a world; it is a world all the more beautiful for being vulnerab1e to the intrusions of power and of natural calamity and loss. The Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful poems, so influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do." (Virgil, 70–19 B.C.)


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"These songs made a world; it is a world all the more beautiful for being vulnerab1e to the intrusions of power and of natural calamity and loss. The Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful poems, so influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do." (Virgil, 70–19 B.C.)

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