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050 4 _aPA6804.G4 T48 2011
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100 1 _aThibodeau, Philip.
245 1 0 _aPlaying the Farmer :
_bRepresentations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics
250 _a1
260 _aBerkeley :
_bUniversity of California Press,
300 _a1 online resource (335 p.)
490 0 _aeBooks on Demand
505 0 _aCover; Contents; Introduction; One: Agricolae; Two: Playing the Farmer; Three: Nobility in Rustication; Four: A Protreptic to Agronomy; Five: To Enchant Readers; Six: The Reception of the Georgics in Early Imperial Rome; Appendix One: Vergil's Economic Status; Appendix Two: Early Readership of the Georgics; Notes; Bibliography; General Index; Index Locorum
520 _aPlaying the Farmer reinvigorates our understanding of Vergil's Georgics, a vibrant work written by Rome's premier epic poet shortly before he began the Aeneid. Setting the Georgics in the social context of its day, Philip Thibodeau for the first time 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. He 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. Drawing from a wide range of sources, Thibodeau shows how Vergil's poem reshaped agrarian ideals in its own time, and how it influenced Roman poets, philosophers, agronomists, and orators. Playing the Farmer brings a fresh perspective to a work that was praised by Dryden as "the best poem by the best poet."
588 _aDescription based upon print version of record.
650 4 _aAgriculture in literature.
650 4 _aAgriculture in literature.
650 4 _aAllusions.
650 4 _aAllusions.
650 4 _aDidactic poetry, Latin - History and criticism.
650 4 _aDidactic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
650 4 _aEpic poetry, Classical - History and criticism.
650 4 _aEpic poetry, Classical -- History and criticism.
650 4 _aRome - In literature.
650 4 _aRome -- In literature.
650 4 _aVirgil.
650 4 _aVirgil. Georgica.
655 0 _aElectronic books.
776 0 8 _iPrint version:
_aThibodeau, Philip
_tPlaying the Farmer : Representations of Rural Life in Vergil’s Georgics
_dBerkeley : University of California Press,c2011
856 4 0 _uhttp://uttyler.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=730034
_yClick here to view this ebook.
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