pastoral

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pastoral

emanating from or pertaining to the use of land for pasture.

pastoral rearing
raising of young, after weaning, on pasture where they are more susceptible to nutritional deficiencies and parasitic infestation than young reared indoors.
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To start with, she inscribes the figure of the female peasant in the representation of the rural landscape, thus making her experience visible, but instead of presenting her as a coquettish shepherdess--as much bucolic poetry does--Boland's Achill woman exposes the privations of the rural world and the inequalities within Irish society.
233-246, wisdom performance on the Athenian stage, the ambiguous legacy of Black Athena, measured speech in Plato's Phaidros, Artemis and the origins of bucolic poetry, Roman cultural identity in Cicero's Pro Archia, ancient Greek authors in Byzantium as exemplified by the homilies of the Emperor Leo VI, and adventures of a femme fatale in Byzantine Constantinople and modern Athens.
It appealed--and invisibly through pastoral Virgil's Georgics and Eclogues also appealed--because of the possibility of extracting from didactic and bucolic poetry the kind of sentimentalized view of nature that the eighteenth century loved.