Definition for eclogues (2 of 2)
Origin of eclogue
Examples from the Web for eclogues
This poem is full of sweetness and delicacy of feeling, and is said to have been written on the model of the eclogues of Virgil.Woman under Monasticism|Lina Eckenstein
A collection of lyrics, eclogues, and scenes, with a useful introduction.
Among her works are odes, eclogues, idyls, and a tragedy (Genseric).The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Events conspired to make Vergil the model for later writers of eclogues.
His compositions in Latin are—Africa, an epic poem; his Bucolics, containing twelve eclogues; and three books of epistles.
British Dictionary definitions for eclogues
Word Origin for eclogue
Word Origin and History for eclogues
"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).