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.
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This book of poems, written between 42 en 39 BC, was a bestseller in ancient Rome, and still holds a fascination today. Held to be divinely inspired not only by the Romans themselves, but by the Medieval Catholic church, The Eclogues is one of the most beloved collections of Latin short poetry. The Eclogues.
Frontispiece portrait of Jacopo Sannazaro and Title Page. From: Sannazaro, Jacopo. Iacobi Sannazarii Opera Omnia.
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Thank you! In this new collection, Davenport's dazzling yet terribly tight fiction--which stretches across classical and erudite correspondences--shows some signs of loosening up, allowing in some mood and story while sacrificing none of its cured clarifies of language. The two stories with contemporary settings here--""The Death of Picasso"" a painter and essayist summering on a Dutch island with a half-innocent teenage boy companion and the too-long ""On Some Lines of Virgil"" French teenagers acting out, with randy verve, the friendly and pastoral and erotic rites described by Virgil via Montaigne --both build up moderate, if never engrossing, heads of narrative steam.
Qty : Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. Beginning in outer space and ending up among the atoms, "Bucolic Ecology" illustrates how these poems repeatedly turn to the natural world in order to define themselves and their place in the literary tradition. It argues that the 'Eclogues' find there both a sequence of analogies for their own poetic processes and a map upon which can be located other landmarks in Greco-Roman literature.