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THESE ten short pieces , the earliest authentic works of Virgil , treat of pastoral
subjects , the loves and songs of herdsmen ( Bovkóhor ) , and hence are called
BUCOLICS . They were published under the title of ECLOGUES ( ékoyai ...
The last tells the magic arts employed by a maiden skilled in sorcery to win back
the love of the inconstant Daphnis ( Idyl ii . ) : hence the title sometimes given to it
of Pharmaceutria , “ The Sorceress . ” It is supposed to have been written in B.C. ...
Hence the famous ten years ' siege , and the destruction of the sacred city . About
the tale of Troy had gathered a vast body of legendary adventure , contained in
the “ Cyclic Poets , ” the festal Odes , the Attic Tragedies , and above all in the ...
... different lengths were fastened together with wax , making a rude musical
instrument now called Pandean Pipes , — first made , it was said , by the god Pan
from the reed into which the nymph Syrinx had been transformed ( hence the
—æstu , originally , the ebullition of boiling water ; hence used of ocean tides ,
and of extreme heat . 11. allia , etc .: a sort of salad ( moretum ) flavored with
garlic , a favorite dish in Southern Europe , where flesh is scarce . composed of
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