Georgics / Edition 1

Georgics / Edition 1

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by Virgil, Kristina Chew
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0872206092

ISBN-13: 9780872206090

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

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.

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)

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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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