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By Wendell Clausen

Strangely, this is often the 1st full-scale scholarly observation at the Eclogues to seem during this century. those ten brief pastorals are the most effective recognized poems in Latin literature. Clausen's statement offers a complete advisor to either the poems and the massive scholarship surrounding them. There are brief introductions to every poem, in addition to a normal creation to the Eclogues as a complete.

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Tityrus and Meliboeus are no less imaginary than the landscape in which they are placed. 1 5 The First Eclogue was probably written after the defeat of Sextus Pompey at Naulochus on 3 Sept. 3 6 ac; see I. 43 n. Among the honours voted to Octavian by the Senate was a golden image with the inscription 'peace, long disturbed, he re­ established on land and sea ' , Appian, BC 5. I 30 OT< n}v •lp�v"'v EO"Taa

Tityre, pascentis a ftumine reice capellas : ipse, ubi tempus erit, omnis in fonte lauabo . M. Cogite ouis , pueri : si lac praeceperit aestus, ut nuper, frustra pressabimus ubera palmis. D. Heu heu, quam pingui macer est mihi taurus in eruo ! idem amor exitium pecori pecorisque magistro . M. His certe neque amor causa est; uix ossibus haerent; nescio quis teneros oculus mihi fascinat agnos . D. Die quibus in terris (et eris mihi magnus Apollo) 75 8o 85 90 95 1 00 77 uitula Macrob. iii 2 . 1 5 , Seru .

C. T. M. ECLOGUE V I I I torrida, iam lento turgent in palmite gemmae. Hie focus et taedae pingues, hie plurimus ignis semper, et adsidua pastes fuligine nigri . hie tantum Boreae curamus frigora quantum aut numerum lupus aut torrentia flumina ripas . Stant et iuniperi et castaneae hirsutae , strata iacent passim sua quaeque sub arbore poma, omnia nunc rident: at si formosus Alexis montibus his abeat, uideas et flumina sicca. Aret ager, uitio moriens sitit aeris herba, Liber pampineas inuidit collibus umbras : Phyllidis aduentu nostrae nemus omne uirebit, l uppiter et laeto descendet plurimus imbri .

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