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  • Title: Eclogues. Georgics. Aeneid: Books 1-6
  • Author: Virgil Henry Rushton Fairclough G.P. Goold
  • ISBN: 9780674995833
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Virgil Publius Vergilius Maro was born in 70 BCE near Mantua and was educated at Cremona, Milan and Rome Slow in speech, shy in manner, thoughtful in mind, weak in health, he went back north for a quiet life Influenced by the group of poets there, he may have written some of the doubtful poems included in our Virgilian manuscripts All his undoubted extant work is writVirgil Publius Vergilius Maro was born in 70 BCE near Mantua and was educated at Cremona, Milan and Rome Slow in speech, shy in manner, thoughtful in mind, weak in health, he went back north for a quiet life Influenced by the group of poets there, he may have written some of the doubtful poems included in our Virgilian manuscripts All his undoubted extant work is written in his perfect hexameters Earliest comes the collection of ten pleasingly artificial bucolic poems, the Eclogues, which imitated freely Theocritus s idylls They deal with pastoral life and love Before 29 BCE came one of the best of all didactic works, the four hooks of Georgics on tillage, trees, cattle, and bees Virgil s remaining years were spent in composing his great, not wholly finished, epic the Aeneid, on the traditional theme of Rome s origins through Aeneas of Troy Inspired by the Emperor Augustus s rule, the poem is Homeric in metre and method but influenced also by later Greek and Roman literature, philosophy, and learning, and deeply Roman in spirit Virgil died in 19 BCE at Brundisium on his way home from Greece, where he had intended to round off the Aeneid He had left in Rome a request that all its twelve books should be destroyed if he were to die then, but they were published by the executors of his will.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Virgil is in two volumes.
    Eclogues Georgics Aeneid Books Virgil Publius Vergilius Maro was born in BCE near Mantua and was educated at Cremona Milan and Rome Slow in speech shy in manner thoughtful in mind weak in health he went back north for a qui

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    1. As with all the Loeb series, this fulfills the important need to have the original text at hand when one is reading a translation.However, the division of the two volumes is a bit irritating the Aeneid is divided between the two volumes, which doesn t just double the cost, but makes turning back and forth in the Aeneid to consult an earlier or later passage rather unwieldy It would be nice to have the Aeneid in one volume, with the Eclogues and Georgics in the other, along with the Appendix Verg [...]

    2. I just read the Eclogues out of this The translation kind of put me off, so I decided not to read the rest as there are other translations of Virgil I recall liking better It just seemed so awkwardly worded and stilted in a few parts and it really put me off As always with the Loeb Classical Library though, I appreciated having the Latin and the English side by side.

    3. This edition is great to read it has the English on one side, the Latin on the other I recall quite clearly how excruciating it was to translate the Aeneid, but now I can happily appreciate the dual language approach The Georgics were also surprisingly engaging.

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