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By Wendell Clausen

Strangely, this is often the 1st full-scale scholarly observation at the Eclogues to seem during this century. those ten brief pastorals are one of the best recognized poems in Latin literature. Clausen's observation presents a complete consultant to either the poems and the enormous scholarship surrounding them. There are brief introductions to every poem, in addition to a basic advent to the Eclogues as a complete.

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