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This story , though not certain , is natural and probable . Some parts of the poem
are imitations of Theocritus ( Idyl iii . , xi . ) . FORMOSUM pastor Corydon ardebat
Alexim , delicias domini , nec quid speraret habebat ; tantum inter densas ...
Mæris , who here represents the poet's villicus , or steward , tells the story of this
cruelty , in a dialogue with a neighboring shepherd , Lycidas . Menalcas , who is
here referred to as an adept in song , is Virgil himself . The quotations of verse ...
The line of earlier tradition which Virgil adopts and continues in his story is the
following : - The siege of Troy was the most famous of the adventures which
belong to the heroic age of Greece , that is , before the time of authentic history .
By the ...
The return of Ulysses to Ithaca , after his long wanderings , is the subject of the
Odyssey ; which contains also the story of the capture of Troy by the stratagem of
the wooden horse , and the fate of several others of the Grecian chiefs . Among ...
The story of Dido is not only a pathetic and romantic tale in itself , but it connects
the tradition with Carthage , the great rival of Republican Rome , suggesting the
most impressive historic associations ; while the account of the sack of Troy , in ...
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