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Virgil's Georgics

The Georgics, published in 29 BCE, is the second major work by the Latin poet Virgil. Its supposed subject is rural life and farming, and the work is generally categorized as a "didactic poem."The work contains 2,188 hexametric verses divided into four books. Books One and Two deal with agriculture (field crops, legumes, trees, small woodland creatures, as well as truffle hogs). Book Three is concerned with the rearing of cattle and other livestock, which includes rams, boars, and wildebeests, and Book Four largely focuses upon beekeeping, and the lives of bees, wasps and hornets. Ho.

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  • "Georgica"
  • "Georgics of Virgil done into English prose"@en
  • "Georgics"
  • "Georgics"@en

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  • "Virgil's classic poem extols the virtues of work, describes the care of crops, trees, animals, and bees, and stresses the importance of moral values."
  • "Rendered in an idiom drawn from present-day nature guides, gardening handbooks, how-to manuals, and scientific treatisesand in a style influenced by twentieth-century poetrythis bold new translation seeks to renew our appreciation of a work often relegated to the pigeonhole of didactic poetry about farming. In doing so, it reveals the Georgics as a remarkable window on Roman conceptions of the natural world and of the place of human life within itand also conveys a sense of how daring were Virgil's poetics in their day. Footnotes offer a wealth of information on mythology, agriculture, wildlife, geography, and astronomy while highlighting the technical, scientific, ethnographic, and other registers of the poem."
  • "The Georgics, published in 29 BCE, is the second major work by the Latin poet Virgil. Its supposed subject is rural life and farming, and the work is generally categorized as a "didactic poem."The work contains 2,188 hexametric verses divided into four books. Books One and Two deal with agriculture (field crops, legumes, trees, small woodland creatures, as well as truffle hogs). Book Three is concerned with the rearing of cattle and other livestock, which includes rams, boars, and wildebeests, and Book Four largely focuses upon beekeeping, and the lives of bees, wasps and hornets. Ho."@en
  • "Virgil's Georgics, considered to be one of the great poems of Western literature, is ostensibly a didactic poem on agriculture. Challenging this idea, the late Sir Roger Mynors argues that the poem's true subject is humanity and its place in nature and society. The poem is also a landmark in the use of the natural world as material for literature and of special interest because the poet draws not only on his own experience but also on his wide reading of Greek poetry. This commentary examines Virgil's meaning and choice of expression to provide a fuller understanding of the poetry."@en
  • "Rendered in an idiom drawn from present-day nature guides, gardening handbooks, how-to manuals, and scientific treatises--and in a style influenced by twentieth-century poetrythis bold new translation seeks to renew our appreciation of a work often relegated to the pigeonhole of didactic poetry about farming. In doing so, it reveals the Georgics as a remarkable window on Roman conceptions of the natural world and of the place of human life within itand also conveys a sense of how daring were Virgil's poetics in their day. Footnotes offer a wealth of information on mythology, agriculture, wil."@en
  • "Part agricultural manual, part political poem and allegory, the Georgics' scenes are real and vivid, and the poet-farmer Peter Fallon restores to life the sights, sounds, and textures of the ancient Italian landscape. - ;'A countryman cleaves earth with his crooked plough. Such is the labour. of his life. So he sustains his native land ... '. Virgil's affectionate poem of the land does not admit brief excerpts, any more than the labour of the farmer can easily be shortened. His verse, descriptive and narrative, brings us the disappointments as well as the rewards of the countryman's year-round."@en

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  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Didactic poetry, Latin"@en
  • "Translations"@en
  • "Translations"
  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"
  • "Ressources Internet"
  • "Didactische poëzie (teksten)"
  • "Alter Text"
  • "Commentaries"@en
  • "Gedichten (teksten)"
  • "Early works"@en
  • "Pastoral poetry"@en
  • "Poetry"
  • "Poetry"@en

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  • "Virgil's Georgics"@en
  • "The Georgics Book I"@en
  • "Georgics"
  • "Georgics"@en
  • "Georgics. Books 1.-4"
  • "Georgica <lat.&gt"
  • "Virgil: the Georgics partly in the original and partly in translation"@en
  • "The Georgics : partly in the original and partly in translation"
  • "Virgil: Georgics"
  • "The Georgics"@en
  • "The Georgics"
  • "Georgics : edited with a commentary by R.A.B. Mynors"
  • "The Georgics of Virgil"@en
  • "The georgics"
  • "The georgics"@en
  • "Virgil: the Georgics : partly in the original and partly in translation"@en
  • "Georgics : books I-IV"
  • "Georgics : book 1"
  • "Virgil Georgics"@en
  • "Virgil Georgics"
  • "The Georgics : Book I"@en

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