By Wendell Clausen

Strangely, this can be 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 observation presents a complete consultant to either the poems and the massive scholarship surrounding them. There are brief introductions to every poem, in addition to a basic advent to the Eclogues as an entire.

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Alternis dicetis; amant alterna Camenae. D. Ab loue p rincipium Musae : louis omnia plena; ille colit terras , illi mea carmina curae. M. Et me Phoebus amat; Phoebo sua semper apud me munera sunt, lauri et suaue rubens hyacinthus. D. Malo me Galatea petit, lasciua puella, et fugit ad salices et se cupit ante uideri . M. At mihi sese offert ultro, meus ignis, Amyntas , notior ut iam sit canibus non Delia nostris. D. Parta meae Veneri sunt munera: namque notaui ipse locum , aeriae quo congessere palumbes .

P. Non nostrum inter uos tantas componere lites: et uitula tu dignus et hie, et quisquis amores aut metuet dulcis aut experietur amaros. claudite iam riuos, pueri ; sat prata biberunt . II I OS I IO ECLOGA IV S r c E L I D E S Musae, paulo maiora canamus! non omnis arbusta iuuant humilesque myricae; si canimus siluas, siluae sint consule dignae . Vltima Cumaei uenit iam carminis aetas ; magnus ab integro saeclorum nascitur ordo . iam redit et Virgo, redeunt Saturnia regna, iam noua progenies caelo demittitur alto .

Credimus? an, qui amant, ipsi sibi somnia fingunt ? parcite, ab urbe uenit, iam parcite carmina, Daphnis. 87 procumbit MP'w, Macrob. vi 2 . 20: concumbit P'a 74- 1 09 MPa 1 07 Hylax ed. Ascensiana an. 1 500( 1 : Hylas codd. 1 09 carmina (-ne c) parcite Mcer 24 ECLOGUE IX ECLOGA IX L YCIDAS MOERIS L. Q v o te, Moeri , pedes ? an , quo uia ducit , in urbem ? M. 0 Lycida, uiui peruenimus, aduena nostri L. M. L. M. (quod numquam ueriti sumus) ut possessor agelli diceret: ' haec mea sunt; ueteres migrate coloni.

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