The Ecloques of Virgil Done Into English Prose
by W Mackail J W Mackail (9781594624186)

The Ecloques of Virgil Done Into English Prose
 
W Mackail J W Mackail
Release Date: 28 February 2007
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
Category: Drama
Publisher: Book Jungle
ISBN: 9781594624186
ISBN-10: 1594624186



The Eclogues is one of three major works by the Latin poet Virgil. It was published most likely around 39-38 BC. The "Eclogues" consist of ten short poems. Most of the poems are in the form of conversations and singing contests between shepherds and goatherds with names such as "Tityrus" (supposedly representing Virgil himself), "Meliboeus," "Menalcas" and "Mopsus.,,"."an English reader need hardly be reminded that Virgil does not intend in his Eclogues to imitate pastoral life. His shepherds and shepherdesses have no more claim to reality tlian Shakespeare's Oberon and Titania, or the priest and people of the little city in Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn." They are but the material belonging to still older art which the poet has taken to work upon..."

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