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Georgica

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By: (70 BC - 19 BC)

Georgica by Virgil is a poetic masterpiece that delves into the world of agriculture and rural life. The author's deep admiration for the natural world is evident throughout the text, as he eloquently describes the beauty and intricacies of farming practices.

Virgil's writing is both lyrical and informative, providing the reader with a rich tapestry of imagery and detail. His passion for the land and its bounty shines through in every line, making it clear that he holds a deep reverence for the work of farmers and the cycles of nature.

The book is divided into four sections, each focusing on a different aspect of agricultural life. From the planting of crops to the care of livestock, Virgil covers a wide range of topics with precision and grace. His descriptions are so vivid that the reader can almost smell the earth and feel the warmth of the sun on their skin.

Overall, Georgica is a timeless work that celebrates the essential role of agriculture in human society. Virgil's words are as relevant today as they were when they were first written, serving as a reminder of the interconnectedness of all living things. This book is a must-read for anyone with an interest in farming, nature, or the beauty of the natural world.

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Vergil's Georgica is the culmination of a long tradition in antiquity of poems about agriculture, beginning with Hesiod in the eighth c. BC. His poem is a rich admixture of allusion to that tradition: didactic poem, eulogium of Augustus, the neoteric epyllion about Orpheus, Epicurean philosophy as presented by his predecessor and model, Lucretius. Thomas Jefferson imagined his gentleman farmer tilling his fields with a copy of the Georgics between the handles of the plowshare.


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