His compositions in Latin are—Africa, an epic poem; his Bucolics, containing twelve eclogues; and three books of epistles.
I noticed more than fifty expressions which could be found in the 'Bucolics.'
They also keep capons, fruit and other things, and for all these matters there is a book which they call the Bucolics.
Vergil's first work was the Bucolics, in imitation of Theocritus.
Eclogue, ek′log, n. a short pastoral poem like Virgil's Bucolics.
I muttered, "it is your satires, not the Bucolics of Virgil, that suit this epoch!"
I took with me a flute, a copy of the Bucolics of Virgil, and numerous linen garments.
Pasiphaë's monstrous passion for a bull is certainly a subject enough fitted for Bucolics.
The Eclogues, sometimes called also Bucolica or Bucolics, are ten short pastoral poems.
The publication of the Bucolics was attended by such great success that they were frequently recited, even by actors on the stage.
1610s, earlier bucolical (1520s), from Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos "pastoral, rustic," from boukolos "cowherd, herdsman," from bous "cow" (see cow (n.)) + -kolos "tending," related to Latin colere "to till (the ground), cultivate, dwell, inhabit" (the root of colony). Middle Irish búachaill, Welsh bugail "shepherd" are Celtic words form from the same root material as Greek boukolos.