Excerpt from Bucolics and Georgics: Edited With Introduction and Notes
Traces of the poet's early taste for philosophy, here first expressed, appear in a few well-known passages of his later poems, e.g. The song of Silenus in Bel. Vi the references to didactic poetry in G. Ii... . 477 sqq.; the song of Iopas, Aen. I. 742 - 6; and the exposition of the 'anima Mundi,' Aen. Vi. 724 sqq.; as also in his admiration for and intimate acquaintance with the writings of Lucretius.
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