Vergil's Eclogues; landscapes of experience
This interpretive reading treats the Eclogues in the light of some of the problems raised by contemporary pastoral criticism. Professor Leach believes that the pastoral poet's attitudes toward man's role in the physical world and in history are revealed by the ways in which he organizes images of nature.
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Aeneid agricultural Agrippa Postumus amores Apollo Arcadian background Boscoreale Boscotrecase bucolic carmina characters civilized contest contrast Corydon created critics cups Damoetas Daphnis death desire deus divine dream Eclogue book Eclogue Poet emotion experience fantasy farm farmer fictional figure flowers freedom Gallus garden gives goats gods golden age grove harmony herdsmen heroic Hesiod historical human ideal Idyll illusion images imagination innocence interpretation Iollas Klingner land landscape Lawall literary locus amoenus lover Lycidas Lycoris man's Meliboeus Menalcas Michael Putnam mihi Moeris Mopsus Muses myth natural world nature's nymphs Octavian paintings panel paradise pastoral world pattern perspective poet's poetic poetry Pollio Proetids Putnam quae reality role Roman Rome Rosenmeyer rural rustic Sacral-idyllic scene Segal Servius sheep shepherd Silenus simplicity singers singing speakers speaks suggests symbolic theme Theocritean Theocritus Thyrsis tibi tion Tityrus traditional trees Varro Veiovis Vergil verse Villa vine Virgil's Pastoral Art vision wander wilderness