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Author Gale, Monica (Monica R.)

Title Virgil on the nature of things : the Georgics, Lucretius, and the didactic tradition / Monica R. Gale
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 321 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; 1 Introduction: influence, allusion, intertextuality; 2 Beginnings and endings; 3 The gods, the farmer and the natural world; 4 Virgil s metamorphoses: mythological allusions; 5 Labor improbus; 6 The wonders of the natural world; 7 The cosmic battlefield: warfare and military imagery; 8 Epilogue: the philosopher and the farmer; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX OF PASSAGES CITED; GENERAL INDEX
Summary This book explores the relationship between the Georgics and earlier works in the didactic tradition. It is the first comprehensive study of Virgil's use of Lucretian themes, imagery, ideas and language; it also proposes a new reading of the poem as a whole
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-287) and indexes
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Subject Virgil -- Knowledge -- Literature
Virgil -- Philosophy.
Virgil. Georgica.
Lucretius Carus, Titus -- Influence.
Lucretius Carus, Titus. De rerum natura.
Allusions in literature.
Didactic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Philosophy, Ancient, in literature.
Rome -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99462247
ISBN 0511017324 (electronic bk.)
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