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Virgil's Georgics are the second of the three major poetic works ascribed to the poet. It was published probably around 29 BC and, as the name suggests, the subject of the poem is agriculture. Divided into four books, it is also the shortest of Virgil's main poetry, with only 2188 hexametric verses. The poem draws on a variety of prior sources and has influenced many later authors from antiquity to the present. - Summary by Leni (2 hr 51 min)


Book 1, Part 1:The Invocation; Spring Ploughing; Treatment of the Land; Irrigat…


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Book 1, Part 2: Tools and Tasks; Ancient Maxims; Star-Lore; Appropriate Times f…


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Book 1, Part 3: Storms; The Worship Of Ceres; Weather Signs; The Portents At Ju…


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Book 2, Part 1: Methods of Propagation; The Labour Required; Treatment Of Indiv…


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Book 2, Part 2: The Nature of Various Soils; The Recognition of Soil Types; Pla…


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Book 2, Part 3: Care of The Vineyard; A Wealth of Trees And Plants; The Joys Of…


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Book 3, Part 1: Introduction; Breeding Stock


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Book 3, Part 2: Care of the Sire and Dam; Care of Calves and Foals; The Dangers…


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Book 3, Part 3: The Care of Sheep and Goats; The Herdsmen of Africa and Scythia…


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Book 3, Part 4: The Treatment of Diseases; The Plague


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Book 4, Part 1: Introduction; Location and Maintenance of the Apiary; The Fight…


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Book 4, Part 2: The Nature and Qualities of Bees; Gathering The Honey; Disease …


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Book 4, Part 3: Aristaeus And His Mother Cyrene; The Capture of Proteus


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Book 4, Part 4: Orpheus and Eurydice; Aristaeus Sacrifices to Orpheus; Virgil’s…


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