Publisher Description

The subject of the poem is agriculture; but far from being an example of peaceful rural poetry, it is a work characterized by tensions in both theme and purpose. The four books of the Georgics focus respectively on raising crops and trees (1 and 2), livestock and horses (3), and beekeeping and the qualities of bees (4). Significant passages include the beloved Laus Italiae of Book 2, the prologue description of the temple in Book 3, and the description of the plague at the end of Book 3. Book 4 concludes with a long mythological narrative, in the form of an epyllion which describes vividly the discovery of beekeeping by Aristaeus and the story of Orpheus' journey to the underworld.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
March 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
87
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
65.4
KB

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