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The poet himself , however , is only dimly shadowed in the person of Tityrus , a
herdsman , in dialogue with another , Melibæus , who represents Virgil's less
fortunate neighbors . The whole scene with its incidents , thus removed to the ...
It is said to represent the admiration of Virgil for a young slave whom he saw at
the house of his patron Asinius Pollio , and whose beauty he thus celebrates , in
the conventional style of pastoral verse . The story further goes that Pollio ...
... quin tu aliquid saltem potius , quorum indiget usus , viminibus mollique paras
detexere junco ? invenies alium , si te hic fastidit , Alexim . 50 сaltha . H. 54
proxuma . R. 70 ECLOGUE III . This eclogue represents ( after Theocritus , 6 [
This eclogue represents ( after Theocritus , Idyl iv . and v . ) the rivalry in song of
two shepherds , Menalcas and Damætas . After some dispute - and a dash of
blackguard — the decision is left to Palæmon as umpire , and the two rival
In the former part of the poem , the shepherd Mopsus bewails the death of
Daphnis ; in the latter , Menalcas ( representing Virgil ) recounts his welcome
among the gods , and the rites paid to him as a divinity . MENALCAS . MOPSUS .
CUR UR ...
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