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Georgics

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By: (70 BCE-19 BCE)

Virgil's Georgics is a beautifully crafted work that explores the world of agriculture and rural life in ancient Rome. The author's poetic language vividly captures the essence of farm work and the relationship between man and nature.

The four books of Georgics cover a wide range of topics, from planting crops and raising livestock to beekeeping and weather forecasting. Virgil's detailed descriptions and practical advice make the reader feel like they are right there in the fields, experiencing the joys and challenges of working the land.

What sets Georgics apart from other agricultural manuals is Virgil's ability to infuse his writing with deeper philosophical and moral insights. Through his poetic verses, he explores themes of hard work, perseverance, and the interconnectedness of all living things.

Overall, Georgics is a timeless masterpiece that offers readers a glimpse into the ancient world of farming while also imparting valuable lessons about life and humanity. Virgil's poetic genius shines through in every line, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in classical literature or the natural world.

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Virgil's Georgics are the second of the three major poetic works ascribed to the poet. It was published probably around 29 BC and, as the name suggests, the subject of the poem is agriculture. Divided into four books, it is also the shortest of Virgil's main poetry, with only 2188 hexametric verses. The poem draws on a variety of prior sources and has influenced many later authors from antiquity to the present. - Summary by Leni


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