Virgil: Georgics: Volume 2, Books III-IV by VirgilVirgil: Georgics: Volume 2, Books III-IV by Virgil

Virgil: Georgics: Volume 2, Books III-IV

byVirgilEditorRichard F. Thomas

Paperback | August 26, 1988

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These two volumes provide a commentary, with text, on Virgil's Georgics, a poem in four books probably written between 35 and 29 BC. The introduction, in Volume 1, treats the poem's historical background and its relationship to the early years of Augustan Rome, Virgil's use of prior literary material, his stylistic and metrical expertise, and questions of poetic structure. There is also a section interpreting the poem in light of recent scholarship, which seeks to consider the poem as part of the broad unity of Virgil's career, rather than from a narrow didactic approach. A new Latin text of the poem is followed by extensive line-by-line commentary, explaining difficult passages, interpreting poetic intent, and tracing the influence of Virgil's Greek and Roman antecedents. A subject index and indexes of important Greek and Latin words conclude each volume.
Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group...
Title:Virgil: Georgics: Volume 2, Books III-IVFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.59 inPublished:August 26, 1988Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521346789

ISBN - 13:9780521346788


Table of Contents

P. Vergili Maronis Georgicon III-IV; Commentary; Bibliography; Indexes.