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Category: Classics -> Classics -> Inventory #4038
Georgics (Classics Ser.)
Virgil; Chew, Kristina (translator)
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Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Place: Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.
Year: 2002
ISBN: 0872206106
Binding: Cloth
Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Book Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
152pp.Rendered in an idiom drawn from present-day nature guides, gardening handbooks, how-to manuals, and scientific treatises -- and in a style influenced by twentieth-century poetry -- this bold new translation seeks to renew our appreciation of a work often relegated to the pigeonhole of didactic poetry about farming. In doing so, it reveals the Georgics as a remarkable window on Roman conceptions of the natural world and of the place of human life within it -- and also conveys a sense of how daring were Virgil's poetics in their day. Footnotes offer a wealth of information on mythology, agriculture, wildlife, geography, and astronomy while highlighting the technical, scientific, ethnographic, and other registers of the poem.
Price £ 12.50
($ 16.29 approx.)
(€ 13.81 approx.)
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