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Unformatted text preview: Shepherds: Wroters developed image of shepherd’s life as carefree lazy existence.shepherd’s life was at best dull, possible even intolerably harsh. they spent months in isolation, leading their flocks from pasture to pasture. no matter the weather, they were with their sheep. During lambing season, they may go weeks without sleep. Real life shepherds spent most of their days w/o human companionship. It was considered one of the least desirable of jobs, and many shepherds were slaves.Shepherds in poems are friendly fellows though. shepherds would be easy targets for thieves who lived in mountains. Cincinnatus: ideal farmer, appointed dictator, kicked ass, and came back and continued farming....
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