Playing the farmer : representations of rural life in Vergil's Georgics / Philip Thibodeau.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature: Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (326 p.).ISBN: 9780520950252 (electronic bk.); 0520950259 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Virgil. Georgica | Agriculture in literature | Didactic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism | Epic poetry, Classical -- History and criticism | Allusions | Rome -- In literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Playing the farmer.DDC classification: 871/.01 LOC classification: PA6804.G4 | T48 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Introduction -- Agricolae -- Playing the farmer -- Nobility in rustication -- A protreptic to agronomy -- To enchant readers -- The reception of the Georgics in early Imperial Rome -- Appendix 1. Vergil's economic status -- Appendix 2. Early readership of The georgics.
Setting Vergil's Georgics in the social context of its day, the book 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. It argues that what has been seen as a straightforward poem about agriculture is in fact an enchanting work of fantasy that elevated, and sometimes whitewashed, the realities of country life.
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