Virgil As Orpheus: A Study of the Georgics

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1996 Softcover Very Good 0791427846. Gift inscription from Fr. Owen Lee to Emmet Robbins (Classicist) in pen to dedication page. A few pages corner creased. Else Minor ... shelfwear.; Suny Series in Classical Studies; 0.46 x 8.96 x 5.81 Inches; 171 pages; Though John Dryden once called the Georgics "the best Poem of the best Poet, " and Montaigne thought it the most highly finished work in all of poetry, Virgil's song of the earth has never won as many readers as has his Aeneid, and at present it is the subject of more debate among classicists than perhaps any other poem in Latin. Using a Jungian approach, this book draws on the new commentaries in English as well as on the work of the great German Virgilians of the past, and is written in the eloquent, accessible, and personal style for which its author has become known. It outlines clearly the literary and historical background of the poem, discusses the sound of Virgil's hexameters, and treats each of the four georgics in detail, with special emphasis on t Read more Show Less

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Presents a popular introduction to Virgil's Georgics for the general reader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791427842
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: SUNY series in Classical Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 171
  • Product dimensions: 5.81 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgment

I Orpheus and Aristaeus

II Virgil and Octavian

III Virgil's Sources

IV Virgil's Sounds

V Book 1: The Land

VI Book 2: Trees and Vines

VII Book 3: Animals

VIII Book 4: Bees

IX The Epyllion

X The Sphragis

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index of Names

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