Georgics

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Bristol Phoenix Press, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
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John Conington's three-volume edition of The Works of Virgil, begun in 1852, has long been unavailable except in rare second hand sets. The whole work is now being reissued in six affordable paperbacks, with new introductions setting the commentary in its context. Well into the twentieth century Conington's Virgil remained the sine qua non for school and undergraduate students and their teachers. Conington's commentary is remarkably close and uncompromising in its engagement with the detail of Virgil's Latin, as well as its literary sensitivity; it still has much to offer the modern reader.This volume includes Virgil's text of the Georgics; Conington's introduction to and commentary for the Georgics; Philip Hardie's general assessment of Conington; Monica Gale's introduction to the Georgics. Also includes Conington's index.

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Contents

Introduction to The Works of Virgil PHILIP HARDIE
vii
Introduction to the Georgics MONICA GALE
xvii
GEORGICS Text and Commentary
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John Conington was Corpus Christi Professor of Latin in Oxford. Philip Hardie is the current Corpus Christi Professor of Latin, and author of Virgilís Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium (1986), Virgilís Epic Successors (1993) and Ovidís Poetics of Illusion (2002). Brian W. Breed is Assistant Professor of Classics in the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; he is author of articles on Virgilís Eclogues, Propertius, Horace and Homer. Monica Gale is Lecturer in Classics at Trinity College, Dublin; she is author of Myth and Poetry in Lucretius (1994), Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000), and articles on Lucretius, Virgil and Propertius. Anne Rogerson has her doctorate on the Aeneid from the University of Cambridge and is author of several articles on the epic; she is Wrigley Fellow and College Lecturer in Classics at Cambridge.

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