Eclogae (Eclogues)

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Dante's short correspondence in verse with Giovanni del Vergilio was only published in 1719, but is believed to have been written at some point in the last years of the poet's life. What we have are two poems by Dante and the answers by Iohannes (Giovanni's Latin name), all in Latin hexameters, emulating the style of Vergil. Even though the works were named after Vergil's bucolic poetry, the poems also echo the Georgics and the Aeneid, and are truly a masterpiece by a master of poetry. In this audiobook, we present the four poems in the original Latin, each followed by its translation by H.E. Plumptre. - Summary by Leni (1 hr 4 min)


Ecloga Prima 5:20 Read by Leni
First Eclogue 6:09 Read by Martin Geeson
Ecloga Secunda 6:35 Read by Leni
Second Eclogue 7:47 Read by Martin Geeson
Ecloga Tertia 8:51 Read by Leni
Third Eclogue 10:09 Read by Martin Geeson
Ecloga Quarta 9:04 Read by Leni
Fourth Eclogue 10:30 Read by Martin Geeson