The Georgics : a poem of the land

by Virgil.

Format: Print Book 2010
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PA6807.G4 J64 2010x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PA6807.G4 J64 2010x

One of the greatest poems of the classical world, Virgil's Georgics is a glorious celebration of the eternal beauty of the natural world, now brought vividly to life in a powerful new translation.

'Georgic' means 'to work the earth', and this poetic guide to country living combines practical wisdom on tending the land with exuberant fantasy and eulogies to the rhythms of nature. It describes hills strewn with wild berries in 'vine-spread autumn'; recommends watching the stars to determine the right time to plant seeds; and gives guidance on making wine and keeping bees. Yet the Georgics also tells of angry gods, bloody battles and a natural world fraught with danger from storms, pests and plagues. Expansive in its scope, lush in its language, this extraordinary work is at once a reflection on the cycles of life, death and rebirth, an argument for the nobility of labour and an impassioned reflection on the Roman Empire of Virgil's times. Kimberly Johnson's lyrical verse translation captures all the rich beauty and abundant imagery of the original, re-creating this ancient masterpiece for our times.

Additional Information
Series Penguin classics.
Subjects Didactic poetry, Latin -- Translations into English.
Agriculture -- Poetry.
Publisher London ; New York :Penguin Books,2010
Other Titles Poem of the land
Contributors Johnson, Kimberly, 1971-
Language English
Translated from the Latin.
Description xxvii, 193 pages ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [xxiii]-xxiv).
ISBN 9780140455632 (pbk.)
0140455639 (pbk.)
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