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Georgica

Virgil

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Description:

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)

Language:

Multilingual

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:46