Georgics / Edition 1

Georgics / Edition 1

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by Virgil, Mynors, R. a. B. Mynors
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198149786

ISBN-13: 9780198149781

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780198149781
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.99(d)

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Table of Contents

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

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