The Georgics of Virgil

The Georgics of Virgil

A Translation

Book - 2005
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"Newly translated by the poet and translator David Ferry, the Georgics is one of the great songs, maybe the greatest we have, of human accomplishment in difficult - and beautiful - circumstances, and in the context of all we share in nature."
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374161392
Branch Call Number: 873 VIRGIL
Characteristics: xx, 202 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Ferry, David 1924-- Translator


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Multcolib_Research May 23, 2013

"The Georgics celebrates crops, trees, and animals and, above all, the human beings who care for them. It takes the form of teaching about this care: the tilling of fields, the tending of vines, the raising of cattle and bees. There's joy in the detail of Virgil's descriptions of work well done, and ecstatic joy in his praise of the very life of things, and passionate commiseration too, because of the vulnerability of men and all other creatures to what they have to contend with: storms, and plagues, and wars, and all mischance." And all this is with a touch of mythology. (Virgil, 70–19 B.C.)


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