The Georgics: A Poem of the Land

Read by George Emerson

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A poem by the Latin poet Virgil, the second of his three known works. "Georgic" means "to work the land," and on such matters of labour Virgil dwells and celebrates. In a dramatic survey of practices including agriculture, viticulture, animal husbandry, and bee-keeping, as well as the themes and mythos of labour, pastoral life, the glory of Roman citizenship, and the chaos that disrupts the fruitfulness of our daily lives, Virgil weaves a lyrical tapestry of both Greek and Roman thread portraying the complex relationship between humanity and the divine. (Summary by George Emerson) (3 hr 3 min)


Georgic I 44:25 Read by George Emerson
Georgic II 43:00 Read by George Emerson
Georgic III 45:43 Read by George Emerson
Georgic IV 49:55 Read by George Emerson