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Patterns of Redemption in Virgil's Georgics : Cambridge Classical Studies - Llewelyn Morgan

Patterns of Redemption in Virgil's Georgics

Cambridge Classical Studies


Published: 14th April 2011
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This book is a study of one of the most famous poems of Roman literature, Virgil's Georgics. By close reading of selected passages in the poem it seeks to understand the work in terms of the cultural and political upheavals that were afflicting Rome at the time of its composition. The poem, it argues, constitutes an audacious attempt to explain and justify the violent civil wars that had recently brought Octavian (the future Augustus, with whom Virgil was closely associated) to power in Rome.

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Prefacep. ix
List of abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Prima ab origine
The old man of the seap. 17
Aristeiap. 50
Mirabile dictu
Ox and paradoxp. 105
Poeta creatusp. 150
Postscript: sphragisp. 213
Proteus and Úp. 219
4.400p. 223
Sparsere per agrosp. 230
Bibliographyp. 236
Indexp. 252
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ISBN: 9780521155120
ISBN-10: 0521155126
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 14th April 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34