The Georgics

The Georgics

A Poem of the Land


Translator: Kimberly Johnson
Introduction by: Kimberly Johnson
Notes by: Kimberly Johnson

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140455632
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Virgil’s glorious celebration of the natural world-brought vividly to life in a powerful new translation.

Virgil ‘s Georgics is an extraordinary work and one of the greatest poems of the classical world. This new verse translation captures the rich beauty and abundant imagery of the original, recreating the ancient masterpiece for our times. “Georgic” means “to work the earth,” and The Georgics combines practical wisdom on tending the land with exuberant eulogies to the rhythms of nature. From idyllic descriptions of hills strewn with wild berries in “vinespread autumn” to warnings of gods and natural disasters, it is at once a reflection on the cycles of life, death, and rebirth; an argument for the nobility of labor; and an impassioned reflection on the Roman empire.

The Georgics

The Georgics

Virgil, Translator: Kimberly Johnson, Introduction by: Kimberly Johnson, Notes by: Kimberly Johnson

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