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

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Playing 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."

Table of Contents

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520950252
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Literary Criticism : Ancient and Classical
Author:
Thibodeau, Philip
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Poetry : Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Publication Date:
June 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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