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Virgil : Georgics: Volume 2, Books III-IV - Virgil


Georgics: Volume 2, Books III-IV

By: Virgil, Richard F. Thomas (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th October 1988
ISBN: 9780521346788
Number Of Pages: 264

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These two volumes provide a commentary, with text, on Virgil's Georgics, a poem in four books probably written between 35 and 29 BC. The introduction, in Volume 1, treats the poem's historical background and its relationship to the early years of Augustan Rome, Virgil's use of prior literary material, his stylistic and metrical expertise, and questions of poetic structure. There is also a section interpreting the poem in light of recent scholarship, which seeks to consider the poem as part of the broad unity of Virgil's career, rather than from a narrow didactic approach. A new Latin text of the poem is followed by extensive line-by-line commentary, explaining difficult passages, interpreting poetic intent, and tracing the influence of Virgil's Greek and Roman antecedents. A subject index and indexes of important Greek and Latin words conclude each volume.

P. Vergili Maronis Georgicon III+IV
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ISBN: 9780521346788
ISBN-10: 0521346789
Series: Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 24th October 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.52 x 12.22  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.27