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The Eclogues of Virgil: A Translation

Virgil; Ferry, David Author

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A new version, by the acclaimed translator of The Odes of Horace and Gilgamesh.

The greatest poet of Rome's golden age, Virgil was born in 70 b.c. in northern Italy. His Eclogues-satirical, passionate, nostalgic-are among the most influential poems of love and pastoral fancy ever written. David Ferry-whose versions of the Odes of Horace and Gilgamesh established him as a master translator-skillfully captures the playfulness and tones of Virgil's magical verse. This bilingual edition includes concise, informative notes and an excellent Introduction.

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David Ferry is a well-known poet and translator. He is the translator of The Odes of Horace (FSG, 1997) and Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse (FSG, 1992), which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Text: English, Latin (translation)
Original Language: Latin

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