God and the Land : The Metaphysics of Farming in Hesiod and Vergil
By: Nelson, Stephanie A.
Contributor(s): Grene, David.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (271 p.).ISBN: 9781602562431.Subject(s): Agriculture | Agriculture in literature | Didactic poetry, Classical | Didactic poetry, Classical - History and criticism | Didactic poetry, Greek | Farm life in literature | Gods, Greek, in literature | Gods, Roman, in literature | Hesiod | Metaphysics in literature | Mythology, Classical, in literature | Seasons in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: God and the Land : The Metaphysics of Farming in Hesiod and VergilDDC classification: 873.0109 | 881.01 | 881/.01 LOC classification: PA4009.O7 N45 1998ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Abbreviations; Geneaological Table; Translator''s Note: Hesiod''s Works and Days; HESIOD''S WORKS AND DAYS; INTRODUCTION: HESIOD, POET AND FARMER; 1. THE COMPOSITION OF HESIOD''S POEMS; 2. THE MYTHIC BACKGROUND; 3. THE COMPOSITION OF THE GEORGICS: VERGIL''S FARM; 4. GOD; 5. THE HUMAN CONTEXT; 6. THE PLACE OF NATURE; Notes; Bibliography; Index
"The Works and Days" of Hesiod and Virgil''s "Georgics" are fundamental texts in the Greek canon. Here Nelson brings them together with a metaphysical eye, showing how the two writers each viewed the farming lifestyle as a system of belief unto itself. A translation of Hesiod is included.
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