Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

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Playing the Farmer reinvigorates our understanding of Vergil's Georgics, a vibrant work written by Rome's premier epic poet shortly before he began the Aeneid. Setting the Georgics in the social context of its day, Philip Thibodeau for the first time connects the poem's idyllic, and idealized, portrait of rustic life and agriculture with changing attitudes toward the countryside in late Republican and early Imperial Rome. He argues that what has been seen as a straightforward… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (June 05, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 1.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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