This volume, together with its companion on the Georgics and the previously published volume on the Aeneid, completes the coverage of Vergil's poetry in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies. It collects ten classic papers on the Eclogues written between 1970 and 1999 by leading scholars from several different countries. The contributions are representative of recent developments in Vergilian scholarship, with some discussing general issues raised by the work and others treating important individual poems and passages. The editor's Introduction places the essays in their context. A conspectus of contemporary Eclogues criticism, the book will be helpful to students who are encountering the poems for the first time - all Latin has been translated - and will also serve as a reference work for more seasoned scholars.
About the Author
Katharina Volk is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at Columbia University.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: scholarly approaches to the Eclogues since 1970, Katharina Volk
2. Arcadia: modern occident and classical antiquity, Ernst A. Schmidt
3. The style of Virgil's Eclogues, R. G. M. Nisbet
4. Bucolic nomina in Virgil and Theocritus: on the poetic technique of Virgil's Eclogues, Lorenz Rumpf
5. Allusive artistry and Vergil's revisionary program: Eclogues 1-3, Thomas K. Hubbard
6. On Eclogue 1.79-83, Christine G. Perkell
7. Virgil's third Eclogue: how do you keep an idiot in suspense?, John Henderson
8. Virgil's fourth Eclogue: Easterners and Westerners, R. G. M. Nisbet
9. The sixth Eclogue: Virgil's poetic genealogy, David O. Ross, Jr
10. An interpretation of the tenth Eclogue, Gian Biagio Conte
11. Eclogues in extremis: on the staying power of pastoral, Seamus Heaney