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.The Georgics is not a kind of poetic instruction manual about how to cultivate fields, grow vines, rear horses and bees. ... The Daily Racing Form to learn the vocabulary of handicapping; The Joy of Cooking (Rombauer, Becker, and Becker 1997), its very title suggesting the ... The John Deere tractors xxiv INTRODUCTION.
|Author||:||Virgil, Kristina Chew|
|Publisher||:||Hackett Publishing - 2002-03-08|