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Georgics

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.

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  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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
  • "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."

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  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Electronic books."
  • "Translations"
  • "Translations"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Pastoral poetry."@en
  • "Translations."
  • "Translations."@en
  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"
  • "Commentaries"@en
  • "Poetry"
  • "Poetry"@en
  • "Poetry."
  • "Poetry."@en
  • "Didactische poëzie (teksten)"
  • "Ressources Internet."

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  • "Georgics."
  • "Georgics"@en
  • "Georgics"
  • "Virgil: Georgics /"
  • "Georgics;"@en
  • "Georgics ..."
  • "The Georgics /"
  • "Georgics :"@en
  • "Georgica"
  • "The Georgics"
  • "The Georgics"@en
  • "Virgil Georgics /"
  • "Virgil Georgics /"@en
  • "Georgics : edited with a commentary by R.A.B. Mynors."
  • "Georgics /"
  • "Georgics /"@en

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