The Eclogues of Virgil: A Bilingual Edition

The Eclogues of Virgil A Bilingual Edition Virgil s great lyrics rendered by the acclaimed translator of The Odes of Horace and GilgameshThe Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode and these magically beautiful poems wh

  • Title: The Eclogues of Virgil: A Bilingual Edition
  • Author: Virgil David Ferry
  • ISBN: 9780374526962
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Virgil s great lyrics, rendered by the acclaimed translator of The Odes of Horace and GilgameshThe Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful poems, which were influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do Song replying to song replying to song, touchingly comic, poignantly sad,Virgil s great lyrics, rendered by the acclaimed translator of The Odes of Horace and GilgameshThe Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful poems, which were influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do Song replying to song replying to song, touchingly comic, poignantly sad, sublimely joyful, the various music that these shepherds make echoes in scenes of repose and harmony, and of hardship and trouble in work and love.A bilingual edition, The Eclogues of Virgil includes concise, informative notes and an Introduction that describes the fundamental role of this deeply original book in the pastoral tradition.

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    1. Impotenza e potenza della poesia(ecloga VIII)[dicembre 2017]Il ritornello di Damone è: «Incipe Maenalios mecum, mea tibia, versus». Il canto menalio (dal monte Mènalo in Arcadia), indica il canto pastorale, arcadico appunto; ma trionfa la crudeltà di Amore e l’unica soluzione è il suicidio. Il ribaltamento conclusivo del ritornello è uno sconsolato invito a cessare il canto che si è dimostrato impotente: «Desine Maenadios, iam desine, tibia, versus».Il ritornello di Alfesibeo, che ca [...]

    2. Diez poemas bucólicos de Virgilio, su primera gran obra. Se supone que se trata de pastores poetas que cantan sobre cabras, árboles, flores y así, pero no es del todo así. Son poemas escritos desde la ciudad que hablan acerca del campo. Más todavía, el tema central no es campestre, sino erótico, lo dice Virgilio explícitamente en la Décima Bucólica. Es decir, hay cabras, árboles y flores, pero el guía dantesco se la pasa hablando de relaciones pasionales, la mayoría homosexuales, co [...]

    3. Our familiar Virgil tempers the grandeur of the epic with loss, and strikes ambiguous moods in the midst of war glory; but, the lesser known Virgil floods the senses with a rustic imagination drunk on the colourful singing of country air through mountains and over streams. Here the world turns over, like a grave person all wrapped up in earth, and the furniture of the universe weeps with joy for one special child to be seated.True to his peculiar habits of adopting striking contrasts and raising [...]

    4. Have you ever felt grass as soft as fleece? Or heard the murmur of the runnel over soft pebbles? Or heard the soft air whisper a soft tune? Perhaps your life has been too hard. In that case, you must escape to Arcadia and meet the creatures of the wood! Pan, Silenus, and Bacchus are there! Nymphs, Dryads and satyrs, oh my! Don't drink the Lethean water under the poplar where Daphnis is masturbating! Who is Daphnis? Well, Hermes and a nymph did the genital dance, and Virgil, that virgin Epicurean [...]

    5. Ma olen aeg-ajalt endamisi mõtisklenud, et kas selles on syydi miskid eelarvamused, et Vana-Kreeka mulle meeldib, aga Vana-Rooma jätab suhteliselt kylmaks, kuid nyyd sain värskelt võrrelda ja tuleb välja, et mulle siiralt (jaa) meeldib Kreeka rohkem. Hiljuti lugesin "Odysseiat" ja see oli arhailine ja poeetiline ja lapselikultki vägev, nyyd maadlesin paar kuud "Aeneisiga" ja raskeks tegi lugemise just selle eriline vuntsitus ja libe voolavus ja loomulikult, tõlge on eriti geniaalne, rytm [...]

    6. I read this, mistakenly, because of Willa Cather; it wasn't until I brought it all the way home from the library that I checked again and saw that she was quoting not the Eclogues but the Georgics in My Ántonia. I read it anyway. The Eclogues (c.39 BC)—also and more descriptively known as the Bucolics—is a set of ten rural vignettes (hence "eclogue," or selection). This is moreover, according to , among the first collections of what we would call lyric poetry consciously organized by its au [...]

    7. I'm a Latin teacher, so I figured I had to read this book start to finish! I think I kind of have to like it because it's written by the same poet who wrote The Aeneid, but to be honest I was pretty disappointed. It's beautiful writing and I definitely underlined some areas just because the poetry was so exquisite, and I loved learning about this completely different world of shepherding and flute playing. I guess I was hoping it would be more narrative, like the Aeneid, and instead it was like [...]

    8. قد يكون مستغربا أن أمنح فرجيل العظيم أهم و أعظم الشعراء في تراث الرومانيين نجمتين فقط إذن جميل أن أعلل ذلك على الأقل لنفسي فأقول إن هذه الأناشيد المسماة بأناشيد الرعاة و التي كنبها فرجيل ملهم الشعر اللاتيني قاطبة قد كتب ما كتب محاولا النسج على منوال الإغريق و إن لم يصل إلى در [...]

    9. Çoban Türküleri-BucolicaPublius Vergilius Maro (M.Ö.70 - M.Ö. 19)kitapta 10 adet çoban türküsü-şiir vardıronolojik olarak; 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 1, 9, 10 şeklinde sıralanabilir.1, 3, 5, 7, 9. şiirler monolog-anlatım; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. şiirleri ise diyalog-atışmadır.1. çoban türküsü, Tityrus. (Meliboeus ile Tityrus'un diyaloğu. tarih, m.ö 41.2. çoban türküsü, Alexis. (nette Alexin, Alexim şekilde yazımları var). çoban Cordon'dan Alexis'e. tarih, m.ö. 43-40.3. çoban t [...]

    10. Ten pastoral poems without a hint of the epic or heroic, just the small dramas of life on a human scale: lost farms, lost loves, friendship and rivalry, and the trials of living on the margins. A quietly eloquent work, The Eclogues is the world’s first concept album, a collection of lyrics that wrought a revolution that lives, breathes, and sings today, arguably making The Eclogues a greater masterwork than his Aeneid. Ferry’s translation is good enough to do two things: make you forget it [...]

    11. كلمات مفتاحية:الرعي - حياة الرعاة - مزمار الراعي - راعيان يتسامران - السهول - الخراف - الجداء - العنزات - الثيران - مبارزة غنائية - المزيد من المبارزات الغنائية - مشهد تحكيمي بين متبارزين غنائييْن - غزَل تخيّلي في هند أو دعد أو ليلى أو أُمامة أو أمثالهنّ من الأسماء المتوهّمة القديم [...]

    12. Who am I to write a review on this? History has already spoken. (I will say that this translation, David Ferry's, is excellent, more honest than the Edwardian bowdlerizations many of us were taught. We did our own translation and saw the truth.)

    13. Ten pastoral poems by Virgil. You can read them here:classics.mit/Virgil/eclogu And then you can read Lycidas and understand the context.

    14. “As if this remedied our madness, / Or that god learnt from human hardship to grow mild! / Love conquers all: we also must submit to Love.”

    15. بعض الأناشيد لم أفهمها وبعضها شعرت بالملل خاصة في البداية ماعليك إلا أن تعيش أجواء اليونانيين والرعاة لتستطيع قرائته

    16. The mix of then-current events and poetic invention seemed a bit jarring to me, here and in the Georgics.

    17. These poems provide the foundation for a definition of pastoral. Virgil's book contains ten pieces, each called not an idyll but an eclogue, populated by and large with herdsmen imagined conversing and singing in largely rural settings, whether suffering or embracing revolutionary change or happy or unhappy love. They are inviting and easy to like, both attractive and intelligent. This was from early in Virgil's career and he is already an accomplished poet. The eclogues, written under the patro [...]

    18. This edition of Vergil's ECLOGUES comes in Cambridge University Press' "Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics" series, and is a typical entry. The Eclogues were Virgil's first literary creation, ten pastoral poems that are often a slavish imitation of the bucolic poetry written by Theocritus, but occasionally show striking originality. The fourth eclogue, a foretelling of a golden age brought in by the birth of a miraculous child, is historically significant as it was appreciated by some in the ear [...]

    19. A collection, literally a “selection”, of ten poems by Virgil. More scholarly individuals see The Eclogues reverberate in works by Marlowe, Milton, Wordsworth, Shelley and Frost to name just a few. To those who approach the poems without such depth to compare, they still possess a charm that seeps through the obvious translation obstacles. Love sought and lost is interspersed with tales of a drunken satyr, death, foreshadowed glory and nostalgia. The arrangement has been open to plenty of in [...]

    20. What can I say? It's Vergil, and Vergil is the master poet. Working through the Latin was slow and sometimes laborious, often due to the countless names of trees, flowers, and other plants, but the end result is satisfaction and often longing for the idyllic landscape of Arcadia and the simple lifestyle of the shepherd. The poems purport to be the songs of rustic men, who are taking a break from herding their sheep. They vie with one another over who can play their pipes the most skillfully and [...]

    21. Maybe my expectations were too high after the Aeneid, maybe I'm secretly a barbarian at heart, or maybe it's just the fact that I'm not a first century Roman city-dweller secretly longing to be a shepherd, but these poems just didn't do it for me. Of course, it has been a long time since I've either intensively studied Latin or lived on a farm, so take my criticism with a grain of saltThat said, these poems are short and there's only ten of them, so there's really no reason not to read them othe [...]

    22. Las pinceladas de Virgilio son más sugetsivas, de manera que sus paisajes trasciended el mundo de lo real, porque los lugares en los que hablan los pastores son locus amoenus. Y sus pastores son artificio, solo lo son de nombre.Mas entre ese plano artificial, ese pretexto alegórico, se coloca al poeta en un tercer plano biográfico mediante el cual mete elementos de su propia experiencia (como las tierras de Mantua, su querido Alejandro, la muerte de César, la paz de Antonio y Octavio) Muy ep [...]

    23. Much more lovely and heartbreaking than Theocritus's "Idylls". There is a definite tone of loss that is more poignant and human. I enjoyed that Virgil draws upon so many subtle references (Medea, Lucretius, Caeser, etc. etc.) and builds upon the foundation of myth that Theocritus had built upon (like Daphnis, everyone's favorite flute boy). I also appreciated the much deeper and robust arrangement of the Eclogues, compared to the prior poet's pastorals, and the decision to weave names throughout [...]

    24. Beneath the still, tranquil surface of Virgil's rural idyll the tensions, horrors, and injustices of the Roman Civil War were still painfully recent, making this longing cycle of the songs of shepherds all the more poignant.Virgil's 1st Century BCE masterpiece of quiet nostalgia for the simple lives of shepherds, wine, women (or men), and song. A foundational piece of Western literature that is short enough to be within the reach of any student, no matter what age.Full review here: bibliomaneblo [...]

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