The Georgics

The Georgics

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by Virgil

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It is a poem that draws on many prior sources and influenced many later authors from antiquity to the present.  See more details below


It is a poem that draws on many prior sources and influenced many later authors from antiquity to the present.

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To translate the Latin poem on Italian agriculture by the renowned first-century Roman poet, Chew draws on modern nature guides, gardening handbooks, how-to-manuals, and scientific treatises. She bases the style on 20th-century poetry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"Will be an important reference for this complex poem....The commentary itself is invaluable."—The Classical Outlook

"I can only note how fortunate we are to have this commentary at last. It will obviously be indispensable to everyone seriously interested in the Georgics."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"Mynors' knowledge of the textual tradition and the ancient and modern commentators on the poem is encyclopedic, and his exhaustive research on both the literary antecedents and the technical literature that Vergil used and the linguistic parallels in the contemporary and subsequent authors is marshalled for the task of exegesis with taste and precision. The explication of the poem in light of the natural history of the Mediterranean world is particularly rich. Mynors' formidable scholarship is never heavy-handed, and in it lurks a certain puckish wit....Every library and every Latin scholar should own this book."—The Classical World

"Mynors' enviable knowledge of ancient technology and everyday life—not to mention his familiarity with the scientific, literary, and philological writings that inform or were informed by the poem—make this commentary an indispensable companion piece to Thomas' edition. Anyone who does serious work on the Georgics will have to have access to Mynors' exacting commentary; anyone who cherishes a warm affection for Vergil's exquisite portrait of the Italian countryside will want to."—Vergilius

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

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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