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 ...


Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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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

The next two pieces are concerned with Vergil's creation of a specifically bucolic language. In 'The Style of Virgil's Eclogues' (1991), R. G. M. Nisbet discusses primarily syntactic and metrical features (often adapted from Theocritus) ...

Author: Katharina Volk

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191547850

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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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Vergil s Eclogues

Vergil, Ecl. 2.25,” SO 42: 93-101. Skoie, M. (2006). “City and countryside in Vergil's Eclogues,” in R.M. Rosen and I. Sluiter (eds.) City, Countryside, and the Spatial Organization of Value in Classical Antiquity, Leiden: 297-325.

Author: George C. Paraskeviotis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527542792

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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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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

Paris. Lawall, G. (1967) Theocritus' Coan Pastorals. Washington, D.C. Leach, E. W. (1974) Vergil's Eclogues: Landscapes of Experience. Ithaca, N.Y. Lee, G. (1977) “A reading of Virgil's fifth Eclogue,” PCPhS203: 62–70.

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 General articles and the Eclogues

11 Vergil's Second Eclogue : Its Theme and Relation to the Eclogue Book * G. K. Galinsky * Source : Classica et Mediaevalia , vol . 26 , 1965 , pp . 161–91 . The elusive character of Vergil's Eclogues has long been recognized .

Author: Philip R. Hardie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415152461

Category: Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature

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Eclogues and Georgics

Clausen, A Commentary on Virgil: “Eclogues,” 233–237, summarizes scholarship and presents evidence on the question of the addressee in Eclogue 8, ultimately making the case for Octavian. Martindale, “Green Politics: The Eclogues,” 173n1 ...

Author: Vergil

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299337407

Category: Poetry

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James Bradley Wells shares his poet’s soul and scholar’s eye in this thought-provoking new translation of two of Vergil’s early works, the Eclogues and Georgics. With its emphasis on a natural rather than stylized rhythm, Eclogues and Georgics honors the original spirit of ancient Roman poetry as both a written and performance-based art form. The accompanying introductory essays situate both sets of poems in a rich literary tradition. Wells provides historical context and literary analysis of these two works, eschewing facile interpretations of these oft examined texts and ensconcing them in the society and culture from which they originated. The translations in Eclogues and Georgics are augmented with annotated essays, a pronunciation guide, and a glossary. These supplementary materials, alongside Wells’s bold vision for what translation choices can reveal, promote radically democratizing access for readers with an interest in classics or poetry.
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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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Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

Generic Pressures in Vergil's Eclogues 1. INTRODUCTION: THE ECLOGUES AND THEOCRITEAN PASTORAL Vergil's Eclogues or Bucolics,1 the earliest surviving signiWcant poetry book written under the political domination of the young Caesar/ ...

Author: S. J. Harrison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191615900

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S. J. Harrison sets out to sketch one answer to a key question in Latin literary history: why did the period c.39-19 BC in Rome produce such a rich range of complex poetical texts, above all in the work of the famous poets Vergil and Horace? Harrison argues that one central aspect of this literary flourishing was the way in which different poetic genres or kinds (pastoral, epic, tragedy, etc.) interacted with each other and that that interaction itself was a prominent literary subject. He explores this issue closely through detailed analysis of passages of the two poets' works between these dates. Harrison opens with an outline of generic theory ancient and modern as a basis for his argument, suggesting how different poetic genres and their partial presence in each other can be detected in the Latin poetry of the first century BC.
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Pastoral and Ideology

5 Virgil himself invited such activity by his cryptic suggestion , at the opening of Eclogue 4 , that the pastoral ... But , as the history of his reception shows , he absolutely prevented any neat decisions as to how the eclogues might ...

Author: Annabel M. Patterson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520058623

Category: Literary Criticism

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00 Patterson follows the fortunes of Virgil's Eclogues from the Middle Ages to our own century. She argues that Virgilian pastoral spoke to the intellectuals of each place and time of their own condition. The study reinspects our standard system of periodization in literary and art history and challenges some of the current premises of modernism. Patterson follows the fortunes of Virgil's Eclogues from the Middle Ages to our own century. She argues that Virgilian pastoral spoke to the intellectuals of each place and time of their own condition. The study reinspects our standard system of periodization in literary and art history and challenges some of the current premises of modernism.
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