The Eclogues

Author(s): Virgil

Latin Literature

Taking as his generic model the Greek bucolic poetry of Theocritus, Virgil created a Roman version partly by offering a dramatic and mythic interpretation of revolutionary change at Rome in the turbulent period between roughly 44 and 38 BC. Virgil introduced political clamor largely absent from Theocritus' poems, called idylls ("little scenes" or "vignettes"), even though erotic turbulence disturbs the "idyllic" landscapes of Theocritus. Odin's Library Classics is dedicated to bringing the world the best of humankind's literature from throughout the ages. Carefully selected, each work is unabridged from classic works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780140444193
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : May 1984
  • : 1 Centimeters X 13.1 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Latin
  • : good
  • : 144
  • : Virgil
  • : BC