Georgics / Edition 1

Georgics / Edition 1

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

ISBN-10: 0198149786

ISBN-13: 9780198149781

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Virgil's affectionate poem of the land brings us the disappointments as well as the rewards of the countryman's year-round devotion to his crops, his vines and olives, livestock great and small, and the complex society of his bees. Part agricultural manual, part political poem and allegory, The Georgics' scenes are real and vivid, allowing the reader to feel the

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Virgil's affectionate poem of the land brings us the disappointments as well as the rewards of the countryman's year-round devotion to his crops, his vines and olives, livestock great and small, and the complex society of his bees. Part agricultural manual, part political poem and allegory, The Georgics' scenes are real and vivid, allowing the reader to feel the sights, sounds, and textures of the ancient Italian landscape.
This lauded new translation has been written by Peter Fallon, who, as a farmer and a poet, is uniquely suited to the task. It is coupled here with an introduction and notes by the classical scholar Elaine Fantham. Fantham's introduction considers Virgil's life and poetry in its historical context, while her notes gloss the many classical and mythological allusions. The combination of a faithful and lyrical translation with well-researched contextual information makes this edition the best possible introduction to Virgil's masterpiece. It is sure to delight all lovers of poetry and Renaissance literature.

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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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