Virgil's Georgics (The Yale New Classics Series)

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This attractive volume presents an original verse translation of Virgil's `love song to almost everything that grows or grazes on the land'. Although written in the 30s BC, Janet Lembke argues that the Georgics remains a poem for our times, with its passionate advocation for caring for the land and not abusing its resources. The brief introduction discusses Virgil's career, the reasons for writing a poem about farming, his Greek influences and his character. The translation itself is faithful, preserving the structure of the original, yet it is also modern and very accessible. It is followed by detailed notes to the translation and a glossary.

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In this masterful new verse translation, Virgil’s Georgics speaks as powerfully to our times as it did to the ancient poet’s. Janet Lembke presents this unsurpassed nature poem in an American idiom that is both elegant and sensitive to the meaning and rhythm of Virgil’s original paean to the earth.

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Janet Lembke writes about the natural world and is a distinguished translator of the classics in both Latin and Greek. Her translations include Euripides’ Electra and Hecuba and Aeschylus’s Persians. Among her nonfiction books are Skinny Dipping: And Other Immersions in Water, Myth and Being Human and Dangerous Birds: A Naturalist’s Aviary.

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