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O Cruel Alexis
O Cruel Alexis | Virgil
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'But I, while vineyards ring with the cicadas' scream, Retrace your steps, alone, beneath the burning sun.' Virgil's lyrical, wistful and often witty pastoral poems. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Publius Vergilius Maro (70-19 BCE). Virgil's other works available in Penguin Classics are The Aeneid, The Eclogues and The Georgics.
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TCLinrow
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Mehso-so

Forgot to post this yesterday 😅

I hate to say it, but for this a so-so is pretty generous. I liked the idea of it a lot more than the execution, and I don't know whether it was down to a below par translation taking away the original version or a poor choice of works... either way, this just about scraped together enough intrigue to make itself a so-so and I don't think I'd ever recomend it.

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TCLinrow
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So after yesterday's stop-start reading at work I've added quite a bit of time, but not a lot of progress 😕 I felt like I was spending as much time finding my place again as I was actually reading!
Still, I've almost finished the tagged, I got an hour of Vindolanda in before work called, and Clockwork Angel is calling to me.
Hurray for bank holidays 😅
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Clwojick Fantastic time! 🌟 3mo
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Brie
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Pickpick

Pastoral poetry selections from the Eclogues and the Georgics. I particularly liked the verses on bees.

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ClairesReads
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Mehso-so

A lovely intro to Virgil's pastoral poems. Virgil does write beautifully about nature- I loved The Georgics IV- his description of bees is just outstanding. The earlier sections of the collection were a little flat for me, but perhaps need to be read in their original context to be best appreciated. Not quite the epic of the Aeneid- but beautifully written nonetheless.

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ClairesReads
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#readharder2017 #readharder a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love ❤️

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