Works and Days and The Georgics

Works and Days and The Georgics

by Charles Everet

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Overview

Two major works by two great authors of antiquity are brought together in one volume.

The Georgics is a poem in four books, published around 29 BC.The second major work by Virgil after his Eclogues, the work draws on many earlier sources and influenced authors from antiquity to the present. The poem is about agriculture, although it is not peaceful rural poetry; instead, tensions characterize the entire work but refer wistfully to earlier, more peaceful times, through allusions to the works of Hesiod and Homeric authors.

The Georgics is considered one of the most accomplished and beautiful works of Virgil.

Work and Days, a didactic poem approximately 800 verses, was written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod around 700 BC. A kind of farmer's almanac in which Hesiod instructs his brother in the agricultural arts, Works and Days is seen in relation to an agrarian crisis in mainland Greece, which inspired demographic shifts as citizens of ancient Greece searched for new land. Hesiod offers his brother advice on how he should live his life, often in a paternalistic and moralizing tone.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148703358
Publisher: SkreeYup
Publication date: 09/07/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 789 KB

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