Notes on the Bucolics and Georgics of Virgil: With Excursus, Terms of Husbandry, and a Flora Virgiliana (Classic Reprint) by Thomas KeightleyNotes on the Bucolics and Georgics of Virgil: With Excursus, Terms of Husbandry, and a Flora Virgiliana (Classic Reprint) by Thomas Keightley

Notes on the Bucolics and Georgics of Virgil: With Excursus, Terms of Husbandry, and a Flora…

byThomas Keightley

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Excerpt from Notes on the Bucolics and Georgics of Virgil: With Excursus, Terms of Husbandry, and a Flora Virgiliana

I could wish that the Bucolics were not read so early in schools as they generally are; for, excepting Horace, I know no portion of the Latin poetry read at school so difficult to understand. They might be read after the Aeneis, and perhaps in conjunction with some Idylls of Theocritus.

In writing a commentary one should endeavour to avoid giving too much explanation, and be careful to omit nothing requisite. On the last point I believe myself to be tolerably secure; but I greatly fear that, not being in the habit of teaching or lecturing, I may have erred on the other side. It is however the safe Side.

Even in this work I have a moral Object. I am not without hope that young men, from reading and under standing the rural poetry of Virgil, and learning some thing Of the agriculture of the ancients, may have their curiosity excited about that Of the present day, and thus be led to acquire a taste for rural life and husbandry; and that afterwards, as landlords, as private gentlemen, or as professional 'men, they may take a lively interest in our British agriculture, and seek to promote the welfare and to elevate the character of those engaged in it.

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Title:Notes on the Bucolics and Georgics of Virgil: With Excursus, Terms of Husbandry, and a Flora…Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:September 29, 2016Publisher:FB &c LtdLanguage:English

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