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Author Nelson, Stephanie A. (Stephanie Anne), 1958-

Title God and the land : the metaphysics of farming in Hesiod and Vergil / Stephanie A. Nelson ; with a translation of Hesiod's Works and days / by David Grene
Published New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 252 pages)
Contents Hesiod's Works and Days / Translated by David Grene 9 -- Introduction: Hesiod, Poet and Farmer 31 -- 1. The Composition of Hesiod's Poems 41 -- 2. The Mythic Background 59 -- 3. The Composition of the Georgics: Vergil's Farm 82 -- 4. God 98 -- 5. The Human Context 125 -- 6. The Place of Nature 152
Summary "The Works and Days" of Hesiod and Virgil's "Georgics" are fundamental texts in the Greek canon. Here Nelson brings them together with a metaphysical eye, showing how the two writers each viewed the farming lifestyle as a system of belief unto itself. A translation of Hesiod is included
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245) and index
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Subject Hesiod. Works and days.
Virgil. Georgica.
Agriculture in literature.
Agriculture -- Greece -- Poetry.
Didactic poetry, Classical -- History and criticism.
Didactic poetry, Greek -- Translations into English.
Gods, Greek, in literature.
Gods, Roman, in literature.
Metaphysics in literature.
Mythology, Classical, in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Hesiod. Works and days. English. 1998
Grene, David.
LC no. 97013801
ISBN 0195117409 (Cloth)
0585215774 (electronic bk.)
9780195117400 (Cloth)
9780585215778 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; acid-free paper)
(paperback; acid-free paper)