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By Wendell Clausen

Strangely, this can be the 1st full-scale scholarly statement at the Eclogues to seem during this century. those ten brief pastorals are the most effective recognized poems in Latin literature. Clausen's statement offers a complete advisor to either the poems and the massive scholarship surrounding them. There are brief introductions to every poem, in addition to a common advent to the Eclogues as a complete.

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M. Lindsay (Lipsiae , 1 903) Prise. Priscianus Caesariensis (saec . v/vi), Institutio gram­ matica, ed. M. ]. Hertz (GLK ii-iii) Quint. M. Fabius Quintilianus (saec. i), Institutio ara­ toria, ed . M. Winterbottom (Oxonii, I 970) Rujin. Iulius Rufinianus (saec . iv), De jiguris senten­ tiarum, ed. C. Halm , Rhetores Latini minores (Lip­ siae , I 863) Seruius (saec . v i n . ) , in Verg . Commentarii, ed. Seru . G . Thilo ( Lipsiae , r 88 I-7) S IGLA CO D I CVM M P R V M'P2 Florentinus Laur. xxxix.

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