9780374146344

The Eclogues of Virgil: A Translation (Latin and English Edition)

Virgil; Ferry, David

ISBN 10: 0374146349 / 0-374-14634-9
ISBN 13: 9780374146344
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (T)
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hardcover
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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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Text: English, Latin (translation)
Original Language: Latin

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Book Description: Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. New hardcover, 1st edition w/ no. line showing 1st printing, new mylar-protected jacket showing orig. $24.00 price, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, as-new -over-boards cover w/ as-new edges & corners & w/ titles gold-stamped on spine, as-new sewn binding w/ tight signatures & w/ brown-yellow-checked cloth banding at spine-caps, impeccable cream-white end-papers on heavy paper, pristine interior printed w/ handsome clarity on excellent paper * 6.16" x 9.50" x 0.68", 0.36 kg, xv+102 (117) pp. * The "Eclogues" of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode & these magically beautiful poems, so influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do. "Song replying to song," touchingly comic, poignantly sad, sublimely joyful, the various music that these shepherds make echoes in landscapes both imaginary & very real, scenes of repose & harmony, & of hardship & trouble in work & in love. These songs made a world; it is a world all the more beautiful for being vulnerable to the intrusions of power & of natural calamity & loss. * A bilingual edition, "The Eclogues of Virgil: A Translation" includes concise, informative notes & an introduction that describes the fundamental role of this deeply original book in the great pastoral tradition. * David Ferry is a well-known poet & translator whose version of "The Odes of Horace" has won high praise & whose "Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse" was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1993. He is also the author of a study of Wordsworth & of several books of poetry. * "We must be grateful for what Ferry has accomplished. This is Horace for our times." - Bernard Knox, The New York Review of Books. Bookseller Inventory # 006172

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