Giovanni Boccaccio is famous for his masterpiece The Decameron , but his Latin Eclogues are relatively unknown. David R. Slavitt's English translation makes these important pieces accessible to a new audience of readers. Elegant and engaging, these pastoral poems address the great issues of Boccaccio's Italy, including the political and military intrigues of the day. Boccaccio modeled his poems on Petrarch's eclogues and, before him, those of Virgil and Theocritus. Slavitt's impeccable translations are highly readable, ...

The Latin Eclogues 2010, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801895623

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The Latin Eclogues 2010, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

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