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Author Thibodeau, Philip (Philip J.), 1970-

Title Playing the farmer : representations of rural life in Vergil's Georgics / Philip Thibodeau
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (326 pages)
Series Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
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
Summary Setting Vergil's Georgics in the social context of its day, the book 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. It 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Virgil. Georgica.
Agriculture in literature.
Allusions.
Didactic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Epic poetry, Classical -- History and criticism.
Rome -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010053842
ISBN 0520950259 (electronic bk.)
1283278480
9780520950252 (electronic bk.)
9781283278485