Georgics (Oxford World's Classics)

Georgics (Oxford World's Classics)

Virgil


Virgil's affectionate poem of the land brings us the disappointments in addition to the rewards of the countryman's year-round devotion to his vegetation, his vines and olives, farm animals nice and small, and the complicated society of his bees. half agricultural guide, half political poem and allegory, The Georgics' scenes are actual and vibrant, permitting the reader to think the points of interest, sounds, and textures of the traditional Italian landscape.
This lauded new translation has been written by way of Peter Fallon, who, as a farmer and a poet, is uniquely suited for the duty. it truly is coupled the following with an creation and notes by way of the classical student Elaine Fantham. Fantham's creation considers Virgil's lifestyles and poetry in its old context, whereas her notes gloss the various classical and mythological allusions. the combo of a loyal and lyrical translation with well-researched contextual info makes this variation the very best creation to Virgil's masterpiece. it really is absolute to satisfaction all fanatics of poetry and Renaissance literature.

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