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Virgil Recomposed: The Mythological and Secular Centos in Antiquity

Scott McGill

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195175646
eISBN:
9780199789337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175646.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Virgilian centos, in which authors reconnect discrete lines taken from Virgil's Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid to create new poems, are some of the most striking texts to survive from antiquity. ... More


Conclusion

Yasmin Annabel Haskell

in Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

National loyalties and literary tastes generally compete with institutional and ideological alliances, as was the case of the Jesuits, where there was an unspoken conflict of taste between the ... More


Munera uestra cano: The Poet, the Gods, and the Thematic Unity of Georgics 1

Damien Nelis

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter offers a study of some aspects of the structure of the first book of Vergil's Georgics. It attempts to explain the book's thematic coherence by looking at the ways in which the poet ... More


Scilicet et tempus ueniet…: Vergil, Georgics 1. 463–514 (1974)

R.O.A.M. Lyne

in R. O. A. M. Lyne: Collected Papers on Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203963
eISBN:
9780191708237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203963.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is another commentary-style close reading, this time of a key passage of Virgil, which brings out much significant detail and its symbolic ideological value and political function.


Introduction to C. Day Lewis's Translation of Vergil's Eclogues and Georgics (1983)

R.O.A.M. Lyne

in R. O. A. M. Lyne: Collected Papers on Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203963
eISBN:
9780191708237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203963.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper is a stimulating account of the alienation effect apparently achieved by topographical dislocation in the Eclogues, and of the political symbolism of agriculture in the Georgics.


Intra‐Epic Debate: Vergil's Georgics

S.J. Harrison

in Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203581
eISBN:
9780191708176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203581.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Clearly transitional between the Eclogues and the Aeneid, this poem shows generic strain in its second half, especially in the proem to Book 3 with its anticipation of martial epic, and in the ... More


Structuring Instruction: Didactic Poetry and Didactic Prose *

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Latin didactic poems commonly have several books, unlike Hellenistic didactic poems. The details of beginning and ending show a significant relation with the books of Hellenistic and Republican prose ... More


Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Philip Thibodeau

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book 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 ... More


Monument and Festival in Vergil

Michèle Lowrie

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Vergil consistently brings together the monument and festival at significant points in the Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid. Representative passages from each oeuvre show that Vergil moves his reader ... More


Vaga Signa: Orion and Sirius in Ovid's Fasti

Emma Gee

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the intertextual relationship between Ovid’s didactic poem and Virgil’s Georgics, a relationship which provides a didactic subtext that unites the Robigalia, Orion, and Mars ... More


Janet Lembke

Lorna Hardwick and James I. Porter

in Sibylline Sisters: Virgil's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582969
eISBN:
9780191731198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582969.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

While Joyce Carol Oates uses Virgil to explore the dangers facing the United States from the divided social factions at the heart of the community, Janet Lembke's concern is to alert us to the ... More


Aristaeus, Orpheus, and the Georgics: once again

Gian Biagio Conte and S. J. Harrison

in The Poetry of Pathos: Studies in Virgilian Epic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287017
eISBN:
9780191713262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287017.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Aristaeus, Orpheus, and the Georgics. Reacting favourably to Jasper Griffin's justly influential article on Georgics 4, it agrees that readers need an interpretation that can ... More


The Poet’s Choice: Vergil’s Georgics

KATHARINA VOLK

in The Poetics of Latin Didactic: Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245505
eISBN:
9780191714986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245505.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Vergil's Georgics, a poem in four books on agriculture, considering the work specifically as a didactic poem. It has frequently been doubted that the Georgics is primarily ... More


Introduction

Philip Thibodeau

in Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to evoke the interest of the Georgics' representations of farming and rural life per se. Doing so will require two efforts. The first is ... More


Agricolae

Philip Thibodeau

in Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

What kind of person counted as a farmer—an Agricola—for the Romans? To gain a purchase on Roman discourse about agricolae this chapter begins by addressing a series of topics, all of them economic in ... More


Playing the Farmer

Philip Thibodeau

in Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Georgics regularly treats its addressee as an agricola, and on occasion explicitly identifies him as such. To the extent then that the reader identifies with the addressee, the poem provides him ... More


Nobility in Rustication

Philip Thibodeau

in Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter attempts to bring to the fore representations of leisure (otium) and villa culture in the Georgics. Despite realistic elements, these also constitute a fantasy that can be usefully ... More


A Protreptic to Agronomy

Philip Thibodeau

in Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter demonstrates how a number of aesthetic, rhetorical, and philosophical strands in the poem's representation of agriculture contribute to an end that is described as protreptic. Three ... More


To Enchant Readers

Philip Thibodeau

in Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter returns one more time to Seneca's aper çu about the Georgics, this time to linger on its first clause: to enchant readers. It maps out the “psychagogy” of the Georgics, primarily but not ... More


The Reception of the Georgics in Early Imperial Rome

Philip Thibodeau

in Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the story of the Georgics' reception by readers of the early Empire through a description of some of its more colorful encounters. It also shows that the features of the poem ... More


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