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Eclogues of Virgil

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ISBN-10: 0374526966

ISBN-13: 9780374526962

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Ferry, Virgil

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 6/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330

David Ferry's "Of No Country I Know: New & Selected Poems & Translations" won the 2000 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He has translated "The Odes of Horace" (FSG, 1997), "The Eclogues of Virgil" (FSG, 1999), & "Gilgamesh" (FSG, 1992).

Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group of poets who sought inspiration in the sophisticated work of third-century Greek poets, also known as Alexandrians. In 49 BC Virgil became a Roman citizen. After his studies in Rome, Vergil is believed to have lived with his father for about 10 years, engaged in farm work, study, and writing poetry. After the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C.E. Virgils property…