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Georgics / Edition 1

Georgics / Edition 1

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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 poetry--this 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 it--and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872206090
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kristina Chew received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University.

Table of Contents

Book IWorks and Days1
Book IIThe Care of Plants and Vines41
Book IIILivestock77
Book IVThe Race of Bees117
Select Bibliography149

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