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Virgil's pre-eminence acknowledged till recent times
Disparagement of his genius in the present century

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I. Estimate of Virgil in former times

His former reputation as a great Epic Poet

J Estimate of the Aeneid among the Romans .

during the Dark Ages'
at the revival of letters
during the 17th and 18th centuries

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- Allusive personal references in the Eclogues

Mythological and geographical allusions

The sentiment of Nature in the Eclogues .

The love of home and of the land

The passion of love .

Style and rhythm of the Eclogues

Their Italian character

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