Vergil s Eclogues Edited by Katharina Volk

A collection of ten classic essays on Vergil's Eclogues, written between 1970 and 1999. The contributions represent recent developments in Vergilian scholarship, and are placed in context in a specially written introduction.

Author: Katharina Volk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199202935

Category: Literary Collections

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A collection of ten classic essays on Vergil's Eclogues, written between 1970 and 1999. The contributions represent recent developments in Vergilian scholarship, and are placed in context in a specially written introduction.
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Vergil s Eclogues

Instead the Emperor Augustus gave it to his friends Varius Rufus and Plotius Tucca to edit, and it was published in about 17 B.C. The Eclogues (“selections”), or, as Vergil called them, Bucolica, are pastorals, a form of poetry first ...

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Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807861547

Category: Literary Criticism

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Best remembered for his unfinished epic, the Aeneid, the poet Vergil was celebrated in his time both for the perfection of his art and for the centrality of his ideas to Roman culture. The Eclogues, his earliest confirmed work, were composed in part out of political considerations: when the Roman authorities threatened to seize his family's land, Vergil's appeal in the form of Eclogue IX won a stay. Eclogue I appears to be a thank-you for that favor. Barbara Hughes Fowler provides scholars and students with a new American verse translation of Vergil's Eclogues. An accomplished translator, Fowler renders the poet's words into an English that is contemporary while remaining close to the spirit of the original. In an introduction to the text, she compares the treatment of the pastoral form by Vergil and Theocritus, illuminating the ways in which Vergil borrowed from and built upon the earlier poet's work, and thereby moved the genre in a new direction.
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Vergil s Eclogues

Eclogue 3 deals with the casual meeting of the herdsmen Damoetas and Menalcas, followed by a verbal fight, ... Skutsch 1971, 26-29 examines Vergil's modifications of the Theocritean elements that are identified in Eclogues 3 and 7.

Author: George C. Paraskeviotis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527542792

Category: Literary Criticism

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Between 42 and 39 BC, Vergil composed the first Latin pastoral collection, entitled Eclogues, and consisting of ten poems in the form in which it has come down to us. Vergil’s Eclogues represent the introduction of a new genre, the pastoral, to Latin literature, and recall the Hellenistic poet Theocritus who invented this genre. The fact that the Roman author inserts into the text elements from other Greek and Latin texts modifying them through innovations and changes (constitutes an attractive field of research. This book shows that Vergil’s dialogue with the earlier Greek and Latin tradition is not only typical of the way in which Latin literature was written in the 1st century BC; rather, it is also a dynamic literary method used to affect and define the character of each Eclogue.
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Vergil s Eclogues

Vergil and Classical Hexameter Poetry: A Study in Metrical Variety. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Du Quesnay, I. M. Le M. (1976). 'Vergil's Fourth Eclogue'. Papers of the Liverpool Latin Seminar 1: 25–100 (= Hardie (ed.) ...

Author: Katharina Volk

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191547850

Category: Literary Collections

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This volume, together with its companion on the Georgics and the previously published volume on the Aeneid, completes the coverage of Vergil's poetry in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies. It collects ten classic papers on the Eclogues written between 1970 and 1999 by leading scholars from several different countries. The contributions are representative of recent developments in Vergilian scholarship, with some discussing general issues raised by the work and others treating important individual poems and passages. The editor's introduction places the essays in their context. A conspectus of contemporary Eclogues criticism, the book will be helpful to students who are encountering the poems for the first time - all Latin has been translated - and will also serve as a reference work for more seasoned scholars.
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Language in Vergil s Eclogues

Its modest aim is to collect and interpret some central material relevant to an understanding of the general nature, origin and later influence of Vergil's language in the Eclogues. The work is designed to provide scholars with material ...

Author: Michael Lipka

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110888430

Category: History

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In der 1968 gegründeten Reihe erscheinen Monographien aus den Gebieten der Griechischen und Lateinischen Philologie sowie der Alten Geschichte. Die Bände weisen eine große Vielzahl von Themen auf: neben sprachlichen, textkritischen oder gattungsgeschichtlichen philologischen Untersuchungen stehen sozial-, politik-, finanz- und kulturgeschichtliche Arbeiten aus der Klassischen Antike und der Spätantike. Entscheidend für die Aufnahme ist die Qualität einer Arbeit; besonderen Wert legen die Herausgeber auf eine umfassende Heranziehung der einschlägigen Texte und Quellen und deren sorgfältige kritische Auswertung.
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Virgil s Eclogues and the Art of Fiction

Rutherford, R. B. (1989) “Virgil's poetic ambitions in Eclogue 6,” G&R 36: 42–50. Sallmann, K. (1998) “Wer singt Damons Lied?: noch einmal zu Vergils 8. Ekloge,” in Candide iudex: Beiträge zur augusteischen Dichtung, ed. A. E. Radke.

Author: Raymond Kania

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107080850

Category: History

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A new, comprehensive study of Virgil's Eclogues that reinterprets an ancient text and genre as imaginative fiction.
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Virgil s Book of Bucolics the Ten Eclogues Translated Into English Verse

“A Reader Challenged Theoretically Wonders, 'Where's the Book?'” Review of Pastoral Inscriptions: Reading and Writing Virgil's Eclogues, by Brian W. Breed. Vergilius 53 (2007): 132–67. ———. A Reading of Virgil's Messianic Eclogue.

Author: Virgil

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801897993

Category: History

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This highly original work builds on two neglected facts about Virgil's Book of Bucolics: its popularity on the bawdy Roman stage and its impact as sequence poetry on readers and writers from the Classical world through the present day. The Bucolics profoundly influenced a wide range of canonical literary figures, from the contemporaneous Horace, Propertius, and Ovid through such successors as Calpurnius, Sannazaro, Marot, Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Robert Frost, and W. H. Auden. As performed, the work scored early success. John Van Sickle's artfully rendered translation, its stage cues, and the explanatory notes treat for the first time the book's ten short pieces as a thematic web. He pays close heed to themes that return, vary throughout the work, and develop as leitmotifs, inviting readers to trace the threads and ultimately to experience the last eclogue as a grand finale. Introductory notes identify cues for casting, dramatic gesture, and voice, pointing to topics that stirred the Roman crowd and satisfied powerful patrons. Back notes offer clues to the ambitious literary program implicit in the voices, plots, and themes. Taken as a whole, this volume shows how the Bucolics inaugurated Virgil's lifelong campaign to colonize for Rome the prestigious Greek genres of epic and tragedy -- winning contemporary acclaim and laying the groundwork for his poetic legend. Reframing pastoral tradition in Europe and America, Van Sickle's rendering of the Book of Bucolics is ideal for students of literature and their teachers, for scholars of classical literature and the pastoral genre, and for poetological and cognitive theorists. -- A. R. Gurney, award-winning playwright and member of the Theatre Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters
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Virgil s Eclogues

Presenting the English on facing pages with the original Latin, Virgil's Eclogues also features an introduction by scholar Gregson Davis that situates the poems in the time in which they were created.

Author: Virgil

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812205367

Category: Literary Collections

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Publius Vergilius Maro (70-19 B.C.), known in English as Virgil, was perhaps the single greatest poet of the Roman empire—a friend to the emperor Augustus and the beneficiary of wealthy and powerful patrons. Most famous for his epic of the founding of Rome, the Aeneid, he wrote two other collections of poems: the Georgics and the Bucolics, or Eclogues. The Eclogues were Virgil's first published poems. Ancient sources say that he spent three years composing and revising them at about the age of thirty. Though these poems begin a sequence that continues with the Georgics and culminates in the Aeneid, they are no less elegant in style or less profound in insight than the later, more extensive works. These intricate and highly polished variations on the idea of the pastoral poem, as practiced by earlier Greek poets, mix political, social, historical, artistic, and moral commentary in musical Latin that exerted a profound influence on subsequent Western poetry. Poet Len Krisak's vibrant metric translation captures the music of Virgil's richly textured verse by employing rhyme and other sonic devices. The result is English poetry rather than translated prose. Presenting the English on facing pages with the original Latin, Virgil's Eclogues also features an introduction by scholar Gregson Davis that situates the poems in the time in which they were created.
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Vergil s Eclogues Landscapes of Experience

He is a poetic rather than an autobiographical speaker , to be compared with speakers in Horace's Epodes . Karl Galinsky , “ Vergil's Second Eclogue : Its Theme and Relation to the Eclogue Book , ” Classica et Mediaevalia 26 ( 1968 ) ...

Author: Eleanor Winsor Leach

Publisher: Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106001548962

Category: Country life in literature.

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This interpretive reading treats the Eclogues in the light of some of the problems raised by contemporary pastoral criticism. Professor Leach believes that the pastoral poet's attitudes toward man's role in the physical world and in history are revealed by the ways in which he organizes images of nature.
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Virgil General articles and the Eclogues

The pastoral world is by no means self - enclosed : Kenney ( 6 ) discusses Virgil's allusions to the elegiac poetry of Callimachus and Gallus ; Traina ( 7 ) examines the influence on the Eclogues of the philosophical doctrines of ...

Author: Philip R. Hardie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415152461

Category: Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature

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