Virgil
The Georgics by Virgil

The Georgics by Virgil

GEORGIC I What makes the cornfield smile; beneath what star Maecenas, it is meet to turn the sod Or marry elm with vine; how tend the steer; What pains for cattle-keeping, ...

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Eclogue Iv by Virgil

Eclogue Iv by Virgil

POLLIOMuses of Sicily, essay we nowA somewhat loftier task! Not all men loveCoppice or lowly tamarisk: sing we woods,Woods worthy of a Consul let them be.Now the last age by ...

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Ecologue I by Virgil

Ecologue I by Virgil

MELIBOEUS, TITYRUSMeliboeus.You, Tityrus, 'neath a broad beech-canopyReclining, on the slender oat rehearseYour silvan ditties: I from my sweet fields,And home's familiar bounds, ...

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Eclogue Viii by Virgil

Eclogue Viii by Virgil

TO POLLIO, DAMON, ALPHESIBOEUSOf Damon and Alphesiboeus now,Those shepherd-singers at whose rival strainsThe heifer wondering forgot to graze,The lynx stood awe-struck, and the ...

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Ecologue Ix by Virgil

Ecologue Ix by Virgil

LYCIDAS, MOERISLycidas.Say whither, Moeris?- Make you for the town,Or on what errand bent?Moeris. O Lycidas,We have lived to see, what never yet we feared,An interloper own our ...

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Eclogue V 	 by Virgil

Eclogue V by Virgil

MENALCAS, MOPSUSMenalcas.Why, Mopsus, being both together met,You skilled to breathe upon the slender reeds,I to sing ditties, do we not sit downHere where the elm-trees and the ...

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Eclogue Vi by Virgil

Eclogue Vi by Virgil

TO VARUSFirst my Thalia stooped in sportive moodTo Syracusan strains, nor blushed withinThe woods to house her. When I sought to tellOf battles and of kings, the Cynthian ...

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Eclogue X by Virgil

Eclogue X by Virgil

GALLUSThis now, the very latest of my toils,Vouchsafe me, Arethusa! needs must ISing a brief song to Gallus- brief, but yetSuch as Lycoris' self may fitly read.Who would not sing ...

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Ecologue Ii by Virgil

Ecologue Ii by Virgil

ALEXISThe shepherd Corydon with love was firedFor fair Alexis, his own master's joy:No room for hope had he, yet, none the less,The thick-leaved shadowy-soaring beech-tree ...

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Eclogue Vii by Virgil

Eclogue Vii by Virgil

MELIBOEUS, CORYDON, THYRSISDaphnis beneath a rustling ilex-treeHad sat him down; Thyrsis and CorydonHad gathered in the flock, Thyrsis the sheep,And Corydon the she-goats swollen ...

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The Aeneid, Book I, [Arms and the man I sing] by Virgil

The Aeneid, Book I, [Arms and the man I sing] by Virgil

Arms and the man I sing, who, forced by fateAnd haughty Juno's unrelenting hate,Expelled and exiled, left the Trojan shore.Long labors, both by sea and land, he bore;And in the ...

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First Georgic [Excerpt] by Virgil

First Georgic [Excerpt] by Virgil

When spring begins and the ice-locked streams beginTo flow down from the snowy hills aboveAnd the clods begin to crumble in the breeze,The time has come for my groaning ox to ...

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