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Introduction

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pp. vii-xviii

The trio of masterpieces that Virgil composed during the prolonged sunset of the Roman Republic1 begins with the collection of ten poems that we have come to know by the conventional title Eclogues (“Selections”). Though these exquisite short poems inaugurate the sequence that continues with the Georgics and culminates in the Aeneid, they are neither less elegant in...

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Translator’s Preface

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pp. xix-xx

Coming to the translation of Virgil’s Eclogues (the Greek word means “choices” or “selections,” which may explain why the more descriptive Bucolics is often favored), I determined to set myself only a few criteria (though not necessarily here in descending order of importance): accuracy, sensitivity to the spirit and tone of the work insofar as I could determine them, approximation in English accentual-syllabic equivalents to the...

The Eclogues

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p. 1

Eclogue I

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pp. 3-10

Eclogue II

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pp. 11-16

Eclogue III

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pp. 17-30

Eclogue IV

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pp. 31-36

Eclogue V

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pp. 37-44

Eclogue VI

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pp. 45-50

Eclogue VII

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pp. 51-58

Eclogue VIII

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pp. 59-66

Eclogue IX

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pp. 67-74

Eclogue X

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pp. 75-80

Notes

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pp. 81-91