Georgica


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Vergil's Georgica is the culmination of a long tradition in antiquity of poems about agriculture, beginning with Hesiod in the eighth c. BC. His poem is a rich admixture of allusion to that tradition: didactic poem, eulogium of Augustus, the neoteric epyllion about Orpheus, Epicurean philosophy as presented by his predecessor and model, Lucretius. Thomas Jefferson imagined his gentleman farmer tilling his fields with a copy of the Georgics between the handles of the plowshare. (Summary by Malone) (3 hr 23 min)

Chapters

01 - Liber primus, pars prima 23:28 Read by Malone
02 - Liber primus, pars secunda 23:33 Read by Malone
03 - Liber secundus pars prima 24:26 Read by Malone
04 - Liber secundus, pars secunda 26:11 Read by Malone
05 - Liber tertius, pars prima 26:07 Read by Malone
06 - Liber tertius, pars secunda 26:46 Read by Malone
07 - Liber quartus, pars prima 26:12 Read by Malone
08 - Liber quartus, pars secunda 26:45 Read by Malone