The Eclogues

Virgil (70 BCE - 19 BCE)
Translated by Unknown

This book of poems, written between 42 en 39 BC, was a bestseller in ancient Rome, and still holds a fascination today. Held to be divinely inspired not only by the Romans themselves, but by the Medieval Catholic church, The Eclogues is one of the most beloved collections of Latin short poetry. (Summary by Caeristhiona)
The translator of this version is unknown. This recording is done in the form of a dramatic reading: in each eclogue, every character is read by a different Librivox volunteer.

Readers of the eclogues that were done by multiple readers:

Eclogue 1
Meliboeus: Denny Sayers
Tityrus: Kara Shallenberg
Eclogue 3
Menalcas: Leni Ribeiro
Damoetas: Rosalind Wills
Palaemon: Kara Shallenberg
Eclogue 5
Menalcas: Leni Ribeiro
Mopsus: Anna Simon
Eclogue 7
Meliboeus: Denny Sayers
Corydon: Leni Ribeiro
Tityrus: Anna Simon
Eclogue 8
Pollio: Anna Simon
Damon: Ruthie Golding
Alphesiboeus: Squid Varilekova
Eclogue 9
Lycidas: Greg Elmensdorp
Moeris: Leni Ribeiro

Also available: a Librivox recording of The Eclogues in their original Latin.

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Eclogue 01 Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Play 02 Eclogue 02 Cori Samuel
Play 03 Eclogue 03 Group 00:07:58
Play 04 Eclogue 04 Cori Samuel
Play 05 Eclogue 05 Anna Simon
Play 06 Eclogue 06 Cori Samuel
Play 07 Eclogue 07 Group 00:05:51
Play 08 Eclogue 08 Group 00:09:55
Play 09 Eclogue 09 Greg Elmensdorp
Play 10 Eclogue 10 Cori Samuel