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Georgics, The : Penguin Classics - Virgil

Georgics, The

Penguin Classics

By: Virgil

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Translation of the four books of "The Georgics" (29 BCE)- Virgil's celebration of the main aspects of Italian agriculture, ie corn, vines and olives, cattle and horses, and beekeeping. Not to be regarded as a farmer's manual "The Georgics" represent an affirmation of the "good life" of the Italian farmer - harsh and laborious but dignified and bringing the rewards of honest contentment and the knowledge that agriculture is the only basis of the greatness of the state. "The Georgics" are probably the supreme achievement of Latin poetry. This volume also contains a substantial introduction, setting "The Georgics" in their historical and literary perspective.

Introductionp. vii
Works and Daysp. 1
The Care of Plants and Vinesp. 41
Livestockp. 77
The Race of Beesp. 117
Select Bibliographyp. 149
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ISBN: 9780140444148
ISBN-10: 0140444149
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 25th November 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1