Virgil's Messianic Eclogue, Its Meaning, Occasion, & Sources: Three Studies

Virgil's Messianic Eclogue, Its Meaning, Occasion, & Sources: Three Studies

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Virgil's Messianic Eclogue, Its Meaning, Occasion, & Sources: Three Studies

Virgil's Messianic Eclogue, Its Meaning, Occasion, & Sources: Three Studies

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Of the three Essays which follow, that by MrW. Warde Fowler appeared in the Harvard Classical Studies for 1903 (vol. xiv.), that by ProfessorConway in the Hibbert Journal for January 1907, that by myself in the Expositor for April 1907. They were written without reference to one another, the last indeed without any knowledge of the existence of the other two. This makes it all the more remarkable that they should fit so well into the scheme already provided for them in the first written Essay, where Mr Warde Fowler distinguishes three main questions arising out of the study of the poem. (1) What was Virgil's purpose in writing it and in connecting it with the consulship of Pollio? (2) Who or what was the child whose birth it celebrates?

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