Virgil's Georgics

Virgil's Georgics

by Virgil, Janet Lembke
     
 

This attractive volume presents an original verse translation of Virgil's 'love song to almost everything that grows or grazes on the land'. Although written in the 30s BC, Janet Lembke argues that the Georgics remains a poem for our times, with its passionate advocation for caring for the land and not abusing its resources.See more details below

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This attractive volume presents an original verse translation of Virgil's 'love song to almost everything that grows or grazes on the land'. Although written in the 30s BC, Janet Lembke argues that the Georgics remains a poem for our times, with its passionate advocation for caring for the land and not abusing its resources.

Editorial Reviews

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

— David Quint

From the Publisher
“A major new translation.”—Rosanna Warren

“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

Michael Putnam
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

Rosanna Warren
"A major new translation."—Rosanna Warren
New Republic - David Quint
“An attractive and serious translation that gives English readers a good idea of the Georgics.”—David Quint, New Republic

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300107920
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2005
Series:
The Yale New Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.66(d)

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