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 displayall Virgil's art and charm and are among his most delightful achievements.
- Limba : Engleza
- Data Publicarii : 26 Mar 2009
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 192
- ISBN : 9780199554096