Other Literary Forms
In addition to his dramatic works, Juan del Encina wrote numerous learned poems, amatory lyrics, jocose-satiric verses, and villancicos (carols), all published in the different editions of his Cancionero. Arte de poesia castellana (1496; the art of Castilian poetry) is a treatise on the theory of poetry. Églogas de Virgilio (1496) is a paraphrase of the pastoral dialogues of Vergil’s Eclogues (43-37 b.c.e.; also known as Bucolics; English translation, 1575). Trivagia (1521; journey to Jerusalem), Encina’s last work, is an extensive poem offering an account of the journey to Jerusalem that Encina undertook in July, 1519, and from which he returned in 1521.