A new version, by the acclaimed translator of The Odes of Horace and Gilgamesh.
The greatest poet of Rome's golden age, Virgil was born in 70 b.c. in northern Italy. His Eclogues-satirical, passionate, nostalgic-are among the most influential poems of love and pastoral fancy ever written. David Ferry-whose versions of the Odes of Horace and Gilgamesh established him as a master translator-skillfully captures the playfulness and tones of Virgil's magical verse. This bilingual edition includes concise, informative notes and an excellent Introduction.
We finally have an English Horace whose rhythmical subtlety and variety do justice to the Latin poet's own inventiveness . . . [These poems] can take one's breath away.-- The Threepenny Review