- a pastoral poem, often in dialogue form.
Origin of eclogue
Examples from the Web for eclogue
The opening lines of the fifth Eclogue may serve as an example.A History of Roman Literature
Harold North Fowler
It is by this art that Virgil frequently exalts the eclogue.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
This and the first eclogue seem to have been written on the same occasion.The Poetical Works of James Beattie
This is the Gallus in honour of whom Virgil composed his tenth eclogue.The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete
C. Suetonius Tranquillus
In the third eclogue of Virgil we have two rivals and an umpire.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1
- a pastoral or idyllic poem, usually in the form of a conversation or soliloquy
Word Origin and History for eclogue
"short poem," especially a pastoral dialogue, mid-15c., from Latin ecloga "selection, short poem, eclogue," from Greek ekloge "selection," from eklegein "to select" (see eclectic).