The Eclogues | Study Guide

Virgil

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Overview

Author

Virgil

Years Published

42–37 BCE

Type

Poetry

Genre

History, Mythology, Nature

At a Glance

Virgil (70–17 BCE) was considered the greatest Roman poet in his own time, and his work influenced literature in Rome and in subsequent eras. "The Eclogues" are written in the style of "bucolic" or "pastoral" poems that praise nature and the simple lives of shepherds. Virgil's "The Eclogues" include elaborate descriptions of nature but also inject realism about shepherds losing their land as part of the destruction brought by Roman civil wars.

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