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Georgics
     

Georgics

by Virgil, Peter Fallon
 

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ISBN-10: 0199538832

ISBN-13: 9780199538836

Pub. Date: 04/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Georgics is the second major work by the Latin poet Virgil, following his Eclogues and preceding the Aeneid. It is a poem that draws on many prior sources and influenced many later authors from antiquity to the present. As the name suggests, the subject of the poem is agriculture; but far from being an example of peaceful rural poetry, it is a work characterized

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The Georgics is the second major work by the Latin poet Virgil, following his Eclogues and preceding the Aeneid. It is a poem that draws on many prior sources and influenced many later authors from antiquity to the present. As the name suggests, the subject of the poem is agriculture; but far from being an example of peaceful rural poetry, it is a work characterized by tensions in both theme and purpose.

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ISBN-13:
9780199538836
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
556,321
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(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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