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<I>Eclogues</I> and  <I>Georgics</I> of Virgil
Title:Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0801841119
Number of Pages:176

Epic book online Books by: Virgil, David R. Slavitt i The Eclogues i ten short pastoral poems were composed between approximately and 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 i Idylls i of Theocritus he added a strong element of Italian realism places and people real or disguised and contemporary events are introduced i The Eclogues i display all Virgil s art and charm and are among his most delightful achievements Between approximately and BC years of civil strife between Antony and Octavian Virgil was engaged upon the i Georgics i Part agricultural manual full of observations of animals and nature they deal with the farmer s life and give it powerful allegorical meaning These four books contain some of Virgil s finest descriptive writing and are generally held to be his greatest and most entertaining work and C Day Lewis s lyrical translations are classics in their own right

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