First released among 1858 and 1871, John Conington's lucid exposition of the whole works of Virgil maintains to set the traditional for observation at the Virgilian corpus. After many years out of print, this three-volume version is once more to be had to readers, permitting Conington's refined investigations of language, context, and highbrow heritage to discover a clean viewers. quantity 1 good points the Eclogues and Georgics. Introductory essays and special, informative notes situate the person works in the higher box of Latin pastoral and didactic poetry. nonetheless an important scholarly contribution over a century and a part after its preliminary e-book, Conington's Works of Virgil is okay testomony to 1 of Victorian England's such a lot proficient readers of classical Latin, a philologist whose presents, as his colleague Henry Nettleship famous, 'were of a unmarried and consultant order ... not likely to be replaced'.
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