Vergils Eclogues

Paperback | August 21, 2008

EditorKatharina Volk

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This volume, together with its companion on the Georgics and the previously published volume on the Aeneid, completes the coverage of Vergil's poetry in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies. It collects ten classic papers on the Eclogues written between 1970 and 1999 by leading scholars fromseveral different countries. The contributions are representative of recent developments in Vergilian scholarship, with some discussing general issues raised by the work and others treating important individual poems and passages. The editor's Introduction places the essays in their context. Aconspectus of contemporary Eclogues criticism, the book will be helpful to students who are encountering the poems for the first time - all Latin has been translated - and will also serve as a reference work for more seasoned scholars.

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This volume, together with its companion on the Georgics and the previously published volume on the Aeneid, completes the coverage of Vergil's poetry in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies. It collects ten classic papers on the Eclogues written between 1970 and 1999 by leading scholars fromseveral different countries. The contributi...

Katharina Volk is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at Columbia University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:August 21, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019920294X

ISBN - 13:9780199202942

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1. Katharina Volk: Introduction: scholarly approaches to the Eclogues since 19702. Ernst A. Schmidt: Arcadia: modern occident and classical antiquity3. R. G. M. Nisbet: The style of Virgil's Eclogues4. Lorenz Rumpf: Bucolic nomina in Virgil and Theocritus: on the poetic technique of Virgil's Eclogues5. Thomas K. Hubbard: Allusive artistry and Vergil's revisionary program: Eclogues 1-36. Christine G. Perkell: On Eclogue 1.79-837. John Henderson: Virgil's third Eclogue: how do you keep an idiot in suspense?8. R. G. M. Nisbet: Virgil's fourth Eclogue: Easterners and Westerners9. David O. Ross, Jr: The sixth Eclogue: Virgil's poetic genealogy10. Gian Biagio Conte: An interpretation of the tenth Eclogue11. Seamus Heaney: Eclogues in extremis: on the staying power of pastoral