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Georgics

ISBN-10: 0199538832

ISBN-13: 9780199538836

Edition: 2009

Authors: Virgil Staff, Peter Fallon, Elaine Fantham

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'A countryman cleaves earth with his crooked plough. Such is the labourof his life. So he sustains his native land ...'Virgil's affectionate poem of the land does not admit brief excerpts, any more than the labour of the farmer can easily be shortened. His verse, descriptive and narrative, brings us the disappointments as well as the rewards of the countryman's year-round devotion to his crops, his vines and olives, livestock great and small, and the complex society of bees. Part agricultural manual, part political poem and allegory, the Georgics' scenes are real and vivid, and the poet-farmerPeter Fallon makes us feel the sights, sounds, and textures of the ancient Italian landscape.'the combination of truth to the words Virgil wrote, natural vernacular speech and a general at-homeness on the land make Fallon's an inspired translation' Seamus Heaney, Irish Times'magnificent new translation...Fallon is the perfect translator for the Georgics' Bernard O'Donoghue, Times Literary Supplement
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English