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  • n. Plural form of eclogue.
  • n. a series of pastoral poems by Virgil


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  • If the identity of authorship be assumed as correct, it is probable that the eclogues are the later production.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • Virgil wrote poems on husbandry, and short dialogue poems called eclogues, in one of which he spoke of the time of Augustus in words that would almost serve as a prophecy of the kingdom of Him who was just born at Bethlehem.

    Young Folks' History of Rome

  • His eclogues were the only ones that interested me when I was a boy, and did not know they were burlesque.

    Poems, 1799

  • The title appears to be a pun of sorts "eclogues" being poems in which shepherds converse; however, I'm not certain how "ecology"--the other half of the presumed melding of terms--fits.

    Larry Niven and... Ambiguity?

  • To me, Dumuzi seems like a shepherd from Virgil's eclogues who's simply stumbled into Inanna's power-play.

    A Theory of Modes and Modalities

  • Lisa Robertson riffs on Montagu's city eclogues in her second book, XEclogue.

    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Lady Lisa Robertson

  • This style belongs to productions of mere amusement; to idyls, eclogues, and descriptions of the seasons, or of gardens.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Theocritus and Virgil, in their eclogues, boast of the shades and of the cooling freshness of the fountains.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • I do, however, agree with Jones's confusion with the novel's epilogue, in which Jack and Puck are characters in Reynard's translation of Virgil's eclogues.

    The Book of All Hours by Hal Duncan

  • There were some fascinating papers delivered, with highlights being a stunning contribution by Robin Kirkpatrick and George Corbett on the use of Dante in the work of Alasdair MacIntyre, and another being the marvellously erudite and rich contribution of Claudia Villa on the eclogues, Par 22 and Giovanni del Virgilio.

    Fifth International Dante Seminar


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