Vergils Georgics

Paperback | August 21, 2008

EditorKatharina Volk

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This volume, together with its companion on the Eclogues and the previously published volume on the Aeneid, completes the coverage of Vergil's poetry in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies. It collects ten classic papers on the Georgics written between 1970 and 1999 by leading scholarsfrom several different countries. The contributions are representative of recent developments in Vergilian scholarship, with some discussing general issues raised by the work and others treating important individual poems and passages. The editor's Introduction places the essays in their context. Aconspectus of contemporary Georgics criticism, the book will be helpful to students who are encountering the poems for the first time - all Latin has been translated - and will also serve as a reference work for more seasoned scholars.

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This volume, together with its companion on the Eclogues and the previously published volume on the Aeneid, completes the coverage of Vergil's poetry in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies. It collects ten classic papers on the Georgics written between 1970 and 1999 by leading scholarsfrom several different countries. The contribut...

Katharina Volk is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at Columbia University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.57 inPublished:August 21, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Katharina Volk: Introduction: scholarly approaches to the Georgics since the 1970s2. M. S. Spurr: Agriculture and the Georgics3. Richard F. Thomas: Prose into poetry: tradition and meaning in Virgil's Georgics4. Richard Rutherford: Authorial rhetoric in Virgil's Georgics5. Monica R. Gale: Virgil's metamorphoses: myth and allusion in the Georgics6. Richard Jenkyns: Labor Improbus7. Michael C. J. Putnam: Italian Virgil and the idea of Rome8. Philip Hardie: Cosmology and national epic in the Georgics (Georgics 2.458-3.48)9. L. P. Wilkinson: Pindar and the proem to the third Georgic10. Richard F. Thomas: Callimachus, the Victoria Berenices, and Roman poetry11. Jasper Griffin: The fourth Georgic: Virgil and Rome