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The Eclogues and Georgics

Virgil
Translated by C. Day Lewis and with a new introduction, historical sketch and notes by R. O. A. M. Lyne

March 2009

ISBN: 9780199554096

192 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £7.99

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The Eclogues, ten short pastoral poems, were composed between approximately 42 and 39 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 Idylls of Theocritus - he added a strong element of Italian realism: places and people, real or disguised, and contemporary events are introduced. The Eclogues display all Virgil's art and charm and are among his most delightful achievements.