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The Eclogues : Penguin Classics - Virgil

The Eclogues

Penguin Classics

By: Virgil

Paperback Published: 1st June 1984
ISBN: 9780140444193
Number Of Pages: 144
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

ISBN: 9780140444193
ISBN-10: 014044419X
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st June 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1