Locus amoenus: Pastoral Atmosphere of Virgil’s Eclogues
journal contributionposted on 2017-05-22, 05:39 authored by Timothy Chandler
In the reception history of Virgil’s Eclogues, few concepts are so tightly bound up with the text as that of the locus amoenus—the pleasant place. The
place of amenity—the landscape or backdrop against which the
shepherds of the poems bucolicise.