Allegories of Farming from Greece and Rome: Philosophical Satire in Xenophon, Varro, and Virgil

Allegories of Farming from Greece and Rome: Philosophical Satire in Xenophon, Varro, and Virgil

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by Leah Kronenberg
     
 

Shows that, instead of just being works on farming, these texts in fact belong to a tradition of philosophical satire.See more details below

Overview

Shows that, instead of just being works on farming, these texts in fact belong to a tradition of philosophical satire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521517263
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Xenophon's Oeconomicus: 1. Socrates and Critobulus (Oec. 1-6); 2. A philosopher and a gentleman (Oec. 7-21); Part II. Varro's De Re Rustica: 3. The art of farming; 4. The morality of farming; 5. The politics of farming; Part III. Virgil's Georgics: 6. Virgil's satire on farming; 7. Farmers and poets; Epilogue.

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