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THE WORKS OF VIRGIL WITH A COMMENTARY Vol. I: Eclogues and Georgics.

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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 display all Virgil's art and charm and are among his most delightful achievements. Between approximately 39 and 29 BC, years of civil strife between Antony, and Octavian, Virgil was engaged upon the Georgics. Part agricultural manual, full of observations of animals and nature, they deal with the farmer's life and give it powerful allegorical meaning.
Good with no dust jacket; Inner hinges cracked. Spine slanted. Former owners' names to ffep. Ink notes and colored pencil underlining. Spine darkened. Chipping and fraying to spine ends.

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Author(s):
John Connington & Henry Nettleship (Eds. ) & F. Haverfield (Rev. by)
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1898
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
429
Publisher:
George Bell & Sons
Title:
THE WORKS OF VIRGIL WITH A COMMENTARY Vol. I: Eclogues and Georgics.

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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 display all Virgil's art and charm and are among his most delightful achievements. Between approximately 39 and 29 BC, years of civil strife between Antony, and Octavian, Virgil was engaged upon the Georgics. Part agricultural manual, full of observations of animals and nature, they deal with the farmer's life and give it powerful allegorical meaning.
Good with no dust jacket; Inner hinges cracked. Spine slanted. Former owners' names to ffep. Ink notes and colored pencil underlining. Spine darkened. Chipping and fraying to spine ends.

Author(s):
John Connington & Henry Nettleship (Eds. ) & F. Haverfield (Rev. by)
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1898
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
429
Publisher:
George Bell & Sons
Title:
THE WORKS OF VIRGIL WITH A COMMENTARY Vol. I: Eclogues and Georgics.

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