At a glance:
- Author: Virgil
- First Published: 1575
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Characters: Tityrus, Maliboeus, Corydon, Daphnis, Gallus
- Genres: Poetry, Pastoral, Lyric poetry, Eclogue
- Subjects: Exile or expatriates, Poetry or poets, Poverty or poor people, Farms, farmers, or farming, Landlords or tenants, Biblical times, Italy or Italians, Shepherds
Vergil’s ten eclogues made their young author a renowned figure when they were first made public in approximately 39 b.c.e. Although these poems do not reach the heights of the Georgics (c. 37-29 b.c.e.) or the Aeneid (c. 29-19 b.c.e.), they are the work of a master, not the hesitant stumblings of an apprentice writer. Vergil made the pastoral form, first popularized by Theocritus, his own and paved the way for many English poets who imitated him, among them...
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