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Eclogae (Eclogues)

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By: (late 13th - c. 1327)

Eclogae, also known as Eclogues, is a collection of pastoral poems written by Giovanni del Vergilio in the 15th century. The poems are set in the countryside and explore themes of love, nature, and the passage of time.

Vergilio's writing is rich in imagery and lyrical language, creating a vivid and immersive world for readers to explore. His characters are drawn with depth and complexity, and their interactions with the natural world provide insight into human nature and emotion.

One of the standout features of Eclogae is Vergilio's use of classical mythology and references to deepen the meaning of his poems. These allusions add layers of complexity and nuance to the text, inviting readers to delve deeper into the themes and messages of each poem.

Overall, Eclogae is a timeless collection of poetry that continues to resonate with readers today. Vergilio's skillful writing and exploration of universal themes make this a must-read for lovers of classical literature and poetry.

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Dante's short correspondence in verse with Giovanni del Vergilio was only published in 1719, but is believed to have been written at some point in the last years of the poet's life. What we have are two poems by Dante and the answers by Iohannes (Giovanni's Latin name), all in Latin hexameters, emulating the style of Vergil. Even though the works were named after Vergil's bucolic poetry, the poems also echo the Georgics and the Aeneid, and are truly a masterpiece by a master of poetry. In this audiobook, we present the four poems in the original Latin, each followed by its translation by H.E. Plumptre.

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