The Eclogues; And, Georgics (Oxford Worlds Classics (Paperback))

The Eclogues; And, Georgics (Oxford Worlds Classics (Paperback)) by Virgil 0199554099 9780199554096
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The Eclogues, ten short pastoral poems, were composed between approximately 42 and 39 BC, during the time of the Second Triumvirate of Lepidus, Anthony, and Octavian. In them Virgil subtly blended an idealized Arcadia with contemporary history. To his Greek model - the Idylls of Theocritus- he added a strong element of Italian realism: places and people, real or disguised, and contemporary events are introduced. The Eclogues display all Virgils art and charm and are among his most delightful achievements. Between approximately 39 and 29 BC, years of civil strife between Antony, and Octavian, Virgil was engaged upon the Georgics. Part agricultural manual, full of observations of animals and nature, they deal with the farmers life and give it powerful allegorical meaning. These four books containsome of Virgils finest descriptive writing and are generally held to be his greatest and most entertaining work, and C. Day Lewiss lyrical translations are classics in their own right.

Author: Virgil

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 192

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Publication Date: 2009-06-01


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