Virgil's Georgics

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Overview

This masterful new verse translation of Virgil’s Georgics speaks as powerfully to our times as it did to the ancient poet’s. Janet Lembke presents this unsurpassed nature poem in an American idiom that is both elegant and sensitive to the meaning and rhythm of Virgil’s original paean to the earth.
"This work is clearly by a master translator. Lembke moves easily from the Latin hexameter into English verse of loose, five-beat rhythm that well captures that of the original."—Michael Putnam, Brown University
"A major new translation."—Rosanna Warren

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Editorial Reviews

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“An attractive and serious translation that gives English readers a good idea of the Georgics.”—David Quint, New Republic

— David Quint

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300119862
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 12/5/2006
  • Series: The Yale New Classics Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 984,585
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Lembke writes about the natural world and is a distinguished translator of the classics in both Latin and Greek. Her translations include Euripides’ Electra and Hecuba and Aeschylus’s Persians. Among her nonfiction books are Skinny Dipping: And Other Immersions in Water, Myth and Being Human and Dangerous Birds: A Naturalist’s Aviary.

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