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Georgics

Virgil. Translated with an Introduction by Robert Wells

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ISBN 10: 0856353388 / ISBN 13: 9780856353383
Published by Carcanet Press, 1982
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Text in English, Latin. 95 p. Audience: General/trade. Very good in very good dust jacket. In Very Good+ condition and Very Good+ dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.0009468

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Title: Georgics

Publisher: Carcanet Press

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hard cover

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Virgil's Georgics, by common consent one of the great poems of Western literature, purports to be a didactic poem on agriculture, but its true subject is man and his place in nature and society. It is also a landmark in the use of the natural world as material for literature, and in the history of man's attitude to his environment. The poem is of special interest because Virgil brings to bear his own sympathetic understanding as well as his wide reading in Greek and Latin literature. This definitive commentary by the late Sir Roger Mynors presents the poet's meaning in such away as to bring about a fuller understanding and enjoyment of the poetry, and should be an invaluable companion for all serious students of Latin literature.

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Publius Vergilius Maro, more famous as Virgil, was an eminent Roman poet. One of his works became the national epic of the Roman Empire. His works are still widely translated and extensively read.

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